A big deal was made of the fact that Hitler left the stadium when Jesse won and didn't shake his hand. However, when Jesse returned home to the U.S. he received some accolades but was not invited to the Whitehouse to shake the President's hand either, as the white athletes were. In 1936 we still had quite a way to go - we still do. Hopefully, one day in the not too distant future we will get there.
Here is Jesse's story: