During the War
Jesse Owens, during the war, ran in The Nazi Olympics in Berlin Germany. He won four gold metals in an attempt to change Nazi viewpoints, being that blue eye blond haird Germans were the "master race" and superior to all others. This made many people think about the ligitimacy of thier racist beliefs.
After the War
So this very famous African American Olymic Runner started as a simple farmer in Alabama who liked to run. He changed the thoughts of many people, proved the nazis wrong and got four gold metals in doing so. In the end he was marrried and had 3 children, but sadly he died of lung cancer.