Plates that decoratively incorporate biographical information about the individuals depicted. The information is informally written as if collected from conversations. The plate showing Virgil Smith describes how he is to act the part of Jesse Owens in a play about the African American sprinter who was rebuffed by Hitler at the medal ceremny in the 1936 Berlin Olympics only to return home to face similar prejudice.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.