One of the four gold medals won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics is to go up for auction later this month.
The whereabouts of the other three remain unknown, so SCP Auctions, the Orange County auction house conducting the online sale, expects this one to go for as much as $1 million.
Owens' victories in Berlin represent a memorable point in Olympic history, with the African American athlete performing brilliantly before a less-than-thrilled Adolf Hitler, who wanted the Games to serve as a showpiece for his resurgent Nazi Germany.
Later, Owens gave the medal to his friend, entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. SCP was consigned to sell it by Robinson's wife.