Around Town: American Experience – Jesse Owens

Special Preview

American Experience: Jesse Owens

Featuring a Q & A with Director/Producer  Laurens Grant

Monday, April 16

7 pm


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