Mighty Jerome

Mighty Jerome explores the turbulent life and career of the record-setting African-Canadian track-and-field star, Harry Jerome. "He was, at one time, the fastest man on the planet. His accomplishments as an athlete and social activist embody the perseverance of the human spirit”, says Officer. In Canada, a country that told itself that racism didn't happen, the undercurrent was ever-present in the early life of this local B.C. athlete. Jerome’s athletic talents catapulted him onto the world stage during the politically charged 1960s; he held world records and competed in three Olympics, winning a bronze medal. Selwyn Jacob, Producer in attendance



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