Jesse Owens' Family Fighting CPS To Keep Olympic Star's Name On South Side School | HuffPost

Track hero Jesse Owens lived his latter years in Phoenix
James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens
(September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980)

On this day at the 1936 Berlin
Olympics, African American track
Jesse  Owens won his fourth gold medal of the Games in
the 4×100-meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of
39.8 seconds, which held for 20 years. In their strong showing in
track-and-field events at the XIth Olympiad, Jesse Owens and
other African American athletes struck a propaganda blow
against Nazi leader
Adolf Hitler, who planned to use the Berlin
Games as a showcase of supposed Aryan superiority.

Jesse Owens | Fact# 1330 |
Owens with Adolf Hitler.

Jesse Owens on the podium at the 1936 Summer Olympics | Learnodo Newtonic
Jesse Owens on the podium after winning the long jump
at the 1936 Summer Olympics. L-R, Naoto Tajima, Owens,
Luz Long.

Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic gold medal that enraged Hitler up for auction | Daily Mail Online
One of Jesse Owens’ four gold medals won at the 1936
Olympics in Berlin.

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