Researchers trying to determine for sure.
Mod Edit: I think the story is pretty neat, so I'm going to leave it up. Gist is that every gold medal winner in the 1936 Olympics got an oak sapling to commemorate the accomplishment. Owens was awesome at being an Olympian, so he got four.
Suggesting someone is/was any type of Nazi other than a Grammar Nazi isn't going to stay on the board. [zl]