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Archie Williams wins gold at the Berlin Olympics...
Item # 662475
August 8, 1936
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, August 8, 1936
* Archie Williams wins gold medal
* African American 400m victory
* Olympics games in Berlin Germany
The front page of the sport's section has a nice banner headline: "WILLIAMS WINS 400 METER RUN" with subheads and wire photo. (see)
A sidebar to the Olympic games was Adolph Hitler's refusal to acknowledge the achievements of the African-American athletes, not surprising given his belief that only his superior German Aryan race would dominate at the games.
Complete with all 28 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small address label on the front page, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.
Category: The 20th Century