American Experience: Jesse Owens
Featuring a Q & A with Director/Producer Laurens Grant
Monday, April 16
Idea Center® at PlayhouseSquare
Westfield Insurance™ Studio Theatre
1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH
Free – registration is required call 216.916.6136
Jesse Owens battled Hitler and the Nazis in his own way…and was victorious,
winning four Gold Medals in two days at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
Yet when Jesse Owens returned home to Cleveland, he faced
perhaps his biggest battle, this one against racism.
7:00 p.m. – Preview
8:00 p.m. – Q & A with Laurens Grant
8:30 p.m. – Dessert Reception
Former Congressman Louis Stokes, who is interviewed in the program, is also scheduled to make brief remarks.
Presented in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society, Facing History and Ourselves, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio