In 1936 when 18 African American athletes participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, history forgot all except one.
This is the story of the other 17.
Narrated by actor-producer Blair Underwood, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice uses a wealth of rarely seen archival materials and interviews with sports historians, spectators, and Olympians, past and present.
WRITTEN, DIRECTED, AND Produced BY
Deborah Riley Draper
EXECUTIVE PRODUCEd by
Amy Tiemann, Blair Underwood, Deborah Riley Draper, Michael A. Draper
Carl Lewis, Isiah Thomas, Joanna Hayes, Ambassador Andrew Young
2017 NAACP Image Awards Nominee for Outstanding Documentary
“History is not neat or tidy, however much we wish it could be, and 'Olympic Pride, American Prejudice' is more than adept at getting to the truth about perhaps the most mythologized event of the modern Olympic movement.”
los angeles times