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Walter White to Jesse Owens, December 4, 1935

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Creator:White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955
Title:Walter White to Jesse Owens, December 4, 1935
Date:1935 Dec. 4

Letter from Walter White, NAACP Executive Secretary, to Jesse Owens, Olympic track star, dated December 4, 1935. White attempts to persuade Owens to not participate in the 1936 Berlin Olympic games to protest the political ideologies of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government in Germany.

Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.

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Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980 | White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955 | Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 | African American civil rights workers--New York (State)--New York | African American athletes--Ohio--Columbus | African Americans--Civil rights | Civil rights--United States | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Olympic Games (11th : 1936 : Berlin, Germany) | National socialism | United States, New York, New York County, New York, 40.7142691, -74.0059729
Collection:African American Odyssey
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division
Original Material:

NAACP Collection, Library of Congress. Manuscripts Division, Washington, D.C.

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