Deborah Riley Draper

Deborah Riley Draper is a director and writer, known for Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution and Olympic Pride, American Prejudice. In 2016, Variety named her one of 10 Documakers to Watch.

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Discover 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.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of a segregated United States, sixteen black men and two black women were torn between boycotting the Olympic Games in Nazi Germany or participating. After all, they were representing a country that considered them second-class...

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