1936 Olympics

Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has welcomed to the White House relatives of Jesse Owens and America’s 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics for the acknowledgement they didn’t receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago. Relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians, gloved-fist protesters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, and members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic and…