Untold Story of Jesse Owens/Ruby Elzy, African-American Music Star
Jesse Owens amazed crowds at the 1936 Olympics by single-handedly proving that Hitler’s idea of Aryan supremacy was incorrect. Join us on this hour of “All Sides” as sports reporter and author Jeremy Schaap will talk about his book that tells the story of Owens at the Olympic games where Owens made history.
- Jeremy Schaap (author and ESPN host/correspondent)
On Sunday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m., WOSU is broadcasting “Jesse Owens Enduring Spirit,” a WOSU documentary.
Ruby Elzy was an African-American opera music star of the 1930s who was born in poverty but became one of the most acclaimed singers of her generation. Her biographer, David Weaver, will join us on this hour of “All Sides” to talk about an OSU Opera production about Elzy’s life and career.
- David Weaver (author and Development Director, Ohioana Library)
- Keyona Willis (soprano and student, OSU Doctorate of Musical Arts)