WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of Jesse Owens and America’s 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics have been welcomed to the White House by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn’t receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago. Also honored today were the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. Obama also recognized Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the gloved-fist protesters from the 1968 Olympics.
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