Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 PM ET
Hosted by Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth
Featuring Deborah Riley Draper, co-author of Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Created and hosted by writers Patrick Sauer and David J. Roth, Squawkin’ Sports is a new series featuring book chats with grown-up authors writing about grown-ups playing kiddie games. For this installment, Sauer and Roth chat with Deborah Riley Draper on her book Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South. Drawing on over five years of research, Draper and her co-author Travis Thrasher bring to life a timely story of perseverance and the will to beat unsurmountable odds. Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is full of emotion, grit, political upheaval, and the American dream. Capturing a powerful and untold chapter of history, the narrative is also a celebration of the courage, commitment, and accomplishments of these talented athletes and their impact on race, sports and inclusion around the world.