Harry Jerome: The Fastest Man on Earth
Never, ever give up.
Canadian Harry Jerome overcame racism to reach the heights of track-and-field success. When an injury threatened to end his career, Jerome trained diligently and went on to achieve one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.
Made especially for elementary and middle-school classes, this film features two young students who guide us through Jerome’s life, the challenges he faced and his legacy—which includes the Harry Jerome International Track Classic, an event that brings together youth and adults in a celebration of track and youth fitness.
Learn more about how you can use this film in the classroom and explore themes of heroism, leadership and community building through the accompanying educator’s guide: Harry Jerome: The Fastest Man on Earth.
Visit NFB.ca/education to download the Harry Jerome educator’s guide.
(Harry Jerome is based on the feature documentary Mighty Jerome, written and directed by Charles Officer.)
2011, 10 min 15 s
Also available in French
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