• The families of 1936 Summer Olympians, foreground, including the family of four-time Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, are recognized as they sit in the audience in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, during a ceremony where President Barack Obama honored the 2016 United States Summer Olympic and Paralympic Teams. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Obama welcomes relatives of 1936 African-American Olympians

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Relatives of Jesse Owens and America’s 17 other black athletes from the 1936 Olympics were welcomed to the White House on Thursday by President Barack Obama for the acknowledgement they didn’t receive along with their white counterparts 80 years ago.