Tainted Games: The Role of Race and Racism in the Berlin Olympics of 1936
|Date||Tue, Aug 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Details||Ideas and practices rooted in racial prejudice have been part of the
modern Olympic Games since their inception in the late 19th century, but
never more prominently than in the 1936 Summer Games held in Nazi-ruled
Berlin. Here, antisemitism and anti-Black racism combined to produce an
especially toxic brew. Going beyond the familiar (though often
misconstrued) experiences of African-American Jesse Owens and
Jewish-American Marty Glickman, David Clay Large, author of Nazi Games:
The Olympics of 1936, will examine how racial politics and theories of
race defined all aspects of the 1936 Olympics. These “Tainted Games”
generated a complex legacy with which we are still grappling today.
This program is part of Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum's Permanent Exhibition Highlight Series. Space is limited! Please register for one ticket per device used. This virtual event will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.
About David Clay Large
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