Courage Boys, a new segment on The Glenn Beck Program, features stories to inspire and leave you feeling hopeful. In this age of social media and unprecedented access and sharing, it’s easy to feel insignificant and under attack — like you can’t make a difference. But the truth is you can — we all can.
By sharing stories of courage and strength, we can use the technology at our fingertips to spread encouragement and confidence. Making a difference is not only possible, but something we’re all capable of accomplishing.
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It was 1936 in the midst of Nazi German, and the venue --- the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games --- featured the epitome of Hitler’s blonde-haired, blue-eyed perfect human in long-jumper Luz Long --- and the polar opposite in African-American superstar Jesse Owens.
After struggling with his timing and qualifying efforts, Owen’s was questioning his abilities when Long, an unlikely new friend came to his aid.
Luz Long and Jesse Owens
Long suggested Owens follow his lead and jump from a towel he had laid down next to the track to know when to time his jump properly.
Owens watched Long set the Olympic record in the broad jump only to break it moments later. But it’s what happened after the event that demonstrated tremendous courage. Two Olympic athletes reached across the racial and political divides to embrace each other in an example for the ages.