Taking it back Tuesday: Jesse Owens visits India, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philppines

In 1955 Owens was named as America’s Ambassador of Sports by the State Department. Spreading his good will beyond his nation’s borders, Owens toured India, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines meeting with government and sports officials, and he always included time to meet with disadvantaged children.

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust
— Jesse Owens