The film tells the story of Jesse Owens (Stephan James), an athlete of color that made history for the United States which originally gave him no gratitude he deserved it. Prior to attend the Olympics in 1936 who were held in Nazi Germany and were presented by Adolf Hitler as a superiority of the Aryan race over all others, Jesse Owens was forced to undergo a series of hardships caused own country.
Jesse Owens went setbacks at American officials racists and has earned its place among the Olympic team members to America and went to Berlin to make history and give the nose Hitler even at home, defeating casual representatives and întocându the home with four gold medals in athletics. Despite these performances, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did not want even to congratulate him or meet him personally.
Moreover, by Owens and was neither allowed to enter the front door of the Waldorf-Astoria to attend the dinner which was even organized in his honor and, especially, the performance of which has obtained the Olympics. Despite all these obstacles and threats of boycott, Owens managed to form a friendship surprising with a trainer white named Larry Snyder (Jason Sudekis) who helped him confront all the prejudices and to fight to get what they want regardless of that he comes across.