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2012 London Olympics quiz: Are you ready for a gold medal?

2. After winning four gold medals at the 1936 Games in Berlin, in one of the greatest Olympic moments in history, black athlete Jesse Owens returned to the US to receive:

Owens returned to a segregated America. Owens was never invited to the White House – President Roosevelt never even sent a congratulatory telegram – but he was given a ticker-tape parade in New York, after which he went to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where, like all blacks, he was not allowed to use the main elevator.

Owens returned to a segregated America. Owens was never invited to the White House – President Roosevelt never even sent a congratulatory telegram – but he was given a ticker-tape parade in New York, after which he went to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where, like all blacks, he was not allowed to use the main elevator.

Owens returned to a segregated America. Owens was never invited to the White House – President Roosevelt never even sent a congratulatory telegram – but he was given a ticker-tape parade in New York, after which he went to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where, like all blacks, he was not allowed to use the main elevator.

Owens returned to a segregated America. Owens was never invited to the White House – President Roosevelt never even sent a congratulatory telegram – but he was given a ticker-tape parade in New York, after which he went to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where, like all blacks, he was not allowed to use the main elevator.

An invitation to the White House from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

 

A request to address a joint session of Congress

 

A lifetime appointment as honorary chairman of the US Olympic Committee

 

A reception at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, where he was forced to use the freight elevator

 
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