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  JesseOwens.com - The Official Site of Jesse Owens
James Cleveland Owens was born September 12, 1913 in Oakville, Alabama, the seventh child of Henry and Emma Owens.
It was during that time that Jesse discovered he enjoyed running, which would prove to be the turning point in his life.
Although Jesse was unable to participate in after-school practices because of work, Coach Riley offered to train him in the mornings.
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  Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens was born in Alabama in 1913.
Jesse also attended school, and there his teachers noticed that he was an especially good runner.
Jesse also married his wife Ruth while he was in college.
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  Jesse Owens - MSN Encarta
He was born James Cleveland Owens on September 12, 1913, in a small town in Alabama, the son of a sharecropper.
The young Owens was called J.C. as a child, and later, after the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, a teacher heard his name as “Jesse” and wrote it down.
Owens competed in interscholastic track meets while attending high school, excelling in the running broad jump, the 100-yd dash, and the 220-yd dash.
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 Be Aware - Jesse Owens
Owens was not to let Riley down and in the first year on the track team, he broke the world record for junior high school students in the high jump and long jump.
Owens was finding it difficult to study and he quickly fell behind his classmates and at the beginning of the spring semester, he was put on academic probation and ordered to bring up his grades.
Jesse's training paid off and this was reflected at the 1936 Berlin Olympics when he broke the world record in the 100 yard dash, won gold medals in the 100 metres and 200 metres, long jump and 400 metre relays.
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 Holland Jesse Owens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1980, Jesse Owens died at the age of sixty-six in Tucson, Arizona.
Owens’ eldest daughter, Marlene Owens Rankin, wrote back and explained that her father lived in Phoenix from 1972 until his death in 1980.
Jesse Owens served on the board of Phoenix Memorial Hospital when the medical center was first established to service the residents of South Phoenix.
www.west.asu.edu /SouthPhoenix/SPhx2004/holland/JesseOwens.htm   (785 words)

  
 Jesse Owens
Born September 12, 1913 in Oakville, Alabama to Henry and Emma Owens, was one of the first men to change the way people viewed fl athletes and more importantly fl people.
Owens success disproved Hitler's theory that there is a supreme Aryan race and that fls were not on the same level and therefore inferior to this master race.
Jesse Owens died of lung cancer in Tuscon, Arizona on March 31, 1980.
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 The Jesse Owens Foundation
The Foundation has chosen educational programs via scholarships as the major vehicles for creating a living memorial to Ruth and Jesse Owens, in part because of Jesse's own reliance on financial aid as a student, but also because the need for scholarships and educational assistance for underprivileged young people will never be satisfied.
These students may be outstanding athletes in the minor sports (as Jesse was) or not athletes at all.
The Ruth & Jesse Owens Scholars Program will award a scholarship up to $2,000 for a one-year period to you at The Ohio State University.
www.jesse-owens.org /youth.html   (414 words)

  
 Jesse Owens (Cloze Activity) - EnchantedLearning.com
Jesse Owens (Sept. 12, 1913 - Mar. 31, _____________) was one of the world's greatest ______________________ and field ______________________, and an ______________________ gold medal winner.
Jesse Owens was born in ______________________, the son of a sharecropper.
Jesse was an excellent track athlete in junior high and ______________________, setting world records for his age group.
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 Jesse Owens - Wikinfo
Owens was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for 1936.
Jesse Owens on the medal stand at the 1936 Olympics with a german.
Owens, a pack-a-day smoker for 35 years, died of lung cancer at age 66 in Tucson, Arizona.
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  Jesse Owens at AllExperts
Owens was born in Oakville, Alabama and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio when he was nine years old as the seventh of the eleven children of Henry and Emma Owens.
Owens was the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper.
Jesse Owens was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976 by Gerald Ford and (posthumously) the Congressional Gold Medal by George H. Bush on March 28, 1990.
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 Biography- Jesse Owens - AOL Research & Learn
James Cleveland Owens was born in Oakville, Alabama, on Sept. 12, 1913, the son of a sharecropper.
Owens was such a complete athlete, a coach said he seemed to float over the ground when he ran.
Owens took work as a playground supervisor, but was soon approached by promoters who wanted to pit him against race horses and cars.
reference.aol.com /history/biography/_a/jesse-owens/20050413141309990011   (1157 words)

  
 Jesse Owens - Moviefone
Jesse Owens had completed a task that had never been accomplished in the history of track and field.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium was completed in 2001 on The Ohio State...
Jesse Owens on the podium after winning the long jump at the 1936 Olympics...
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 Everyday Hero Profile: Jesse Owens
Owens, a fl man from Alabama, showed up the Nazis in one of the most famous moments in Olympic history.
Owens was born near Oakville, the son of a sharecropper and the grandson of slaves.
She was captivated by Owens' athletic ability and almost all of the photos she took with her Brownie box camera were of Owens.
www.k-state.edu /wwparent/programs/hero/hero-pro-owens.htm   (639 words)

  
 Jesse Owens Track Shoe
James Cleveland Owens was born in 1913 in a small town in Alabama to Henry and Emma Owens.
Jesse entered the 1936 Olympics, which to many are known as the "Hitler Olympics." These games were to be held in Nazi Germany, and Hitler was going to prove to the world that the German "Aryan" people were the dominant race.
Jesse was triumphant in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the broad jump.
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 Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens was born on Sept. 12, 1913.
Jesse was famous because he broke five world records in one day and he won four Olympic gold medals.
Jesse died of lung cancer in Tuscan, Illinois.
www.slpschools.org /aq/student_resources/subjects_topics/social_studies/biographies/owens.html   (114 words)

  
 ESPN.com: Owens pierced a myth
But that was merely an appetizer for Owens.
Owens' story is one of a high-profile sports star making a statement that transcended athletics, spilling over into the world of global politics.
Born James Cleveland Owens on Sept. 12, 1913, in Oakville, Ala., he was often ill as a child, suffering from both chronic bronchial congestion and several bouts of pneumonia.
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 LIFE HEROES CLUB
Sweeping up four gold medals and shattering Olympic and world records, Jesse Owens proved that talent and tenacity, not race, are the determining factors in winning -- on the track, on the field, and in life.
Jesse Owens' life story is the stuff that the American dream is made of.
Back in America, Owens was given a royal welcome, but his victory over Hitler's notions of Aryan superiority was tarnished when he was forced to ride the freight elevator to a reception in his honor.
www.life.com /Life/heroes/newsletters/nlowens.html   (738 words)

  
 The My Hero Project - Jesse Owens
The young Owens entered city grade school and was accidentally given the name Jesse by a teacher when she recorded his name of "J.C." He raced with friends in the schoolyard and in his neighborhood.
Although many colleges were after Owens to be their athlete, he never looked at college as a serious possibility because his family and his wife (he married at eighteen) needed his financial support.
Owens was invited to the White House to honor his Olympic accomplishments by President Gerald Ford, receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom, forty years after the fact.
myhero.com /myhero/hero.asp?hero=JesseOwens_fredericksburg_academy_03   (1724 words)

  
 Olympic Stadium Berlin: Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens was born on September 12, 1913, in Oakville, Alabama.
But when Jesse Owens returned to the USA, even the US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, ignored the top athlete and did not invite him to the White House: Roosevelt was campaigning for his re-election and he feared protests in the Southern States if he welcomed and honoured Owens publicly.
Jesse Owens, who had been a smoker during his 35 years as an active athlete, died of lung cancer at the age of 66 years.
www.olympiastadion-berlin.de /index.php?id=393   (681 words)

  
 Jesse Owens: White House Dream Team
Jesse Owens is perhaps the best-remembered Olympic star of all time.
Jesse won four gold medals at that Olympics, in the 100-meters sprint, the 200-meter sprint, the long jump and the 400-meter relay, setting two Olympic records and one world record.
Owens, who married his childhood sweetheart Ruth Solomon in 1935, also founded the Jesse Owens Foundation, that continues to be run by his widow Ruth and daughter Marlene.
www.whitehouse.gov /kids/dreamteam/jesseowens.html   (536 words)

  
 "Jesse Owens, Man and Myth at the 1936 Olympics - Forward.com"
Hitler’s snub of sprinter Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics is well known: Unwilling to recognize a fl runner’s prowess, the story goes, Hitler refused to acknowledge Owens after the American athlete won the 100-meter dash.
Owens was born into sharecropping poverty in Alabama, where he lived for the first nine years of his life.
Although Owens displayed some sympathy for the boycott, he generally opposed it, in part because he didn’t want to give up his shot at the Olympics.
www.forward.com /articles/jesse-owens-man-and-myth-at-the-1936-olympics   (979 words)

  
 Jesse Owens: Biography
On Spetember 12, 1913, James Cleveland was born to the parents of Henry and Emma Owens in Oakville, Alabama.
Jesse was able to attend school in a one room school house where he learned to read and write.
Jesse's sister, Lillie, moved to Cleveland, Ohio when she became old enough to work.
www.mccsc.edu /~jcmslib/mlk/owens/biography.htm   (549 words)

  
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Jesses sister, Lillie, moved to Cleveland, Ohio when she became old enough to work.
Jesse Owens was born in Danville, Alabama on Sept 12, 1913.
Owens was born in Danville, a small town in North Central Alabama.
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 Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens presented a serious challenge to Adolph Hitler's master race theory when he, a fl American runner, beat all Aryan contenders to take four Gold Medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
After the Olympics, Jesse returned to an America where as a champion high school and college athlete, he could often not eat in the same restaurant, sleep in the same hotel, or even drink at the same fountain as his white teammates.
When Jesse moved to Phoenix in 1972 and the median household income in the U.S. was $27,320, he was reportedly earning $75,000 a year from his speaking engagements and public appearances.
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 Jesse Owens Summary
Owens was born in Oakville, Alabama and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio when he was nine years old as the seventh of the eleven children of Henry and Emma Owens.
Owens was the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper.
Jesse Owens was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1976 by Gerald Ford and (posthumously) the Congressional Gold Medal by George H. Bush on March 28, 1990.
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 Jesse Owens   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jesse Owens, one of eight children, was born on an Alabama farm, to share-cropper parents.
Jesse steadily climbed the ladder of fame until he broke the world's record in Berlin, Germany.
After receiving this honor, Owens went to the radio beneath the stands where he made a brief talk and extended greetings to his folks back home in America.
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 Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens was born on September 12, 1913 in the small town of Danville, Alabama to Henry and Emma Owens.
Jesse was determined to represent his country to the best of his ability in spite of all the racial tension from Hitler's belief's that the German "Aryan" people were the superior race.
Jesse later said about Long that "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-karat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment.
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 Jesse Owens Wins Four Gold Medals
On August 9, 1936, Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal of the Olympic Games in Berlin.
Owens had earlier won the 100 meters, 200 meters, and broad jump, setting world records in all three.
The son of sharecroppers, Jesse Owens grew up to be a major track star, in high school in Cleveland and then at Ohio State University.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/ushistory/jesseowensfourgoldmedals.htm   (159 words)

  
 African American Registry: Jesse Owens, Olympic great.
He was born James Cleveland Owens in Danville, Alabama, and educated at Ohio State University.
He won the 100-m dash in 10.3 sec, equaling the Olympic record; set a new Olympic and world record of 20.7 sec in the 200-m dash; and won the running broad jump with a leap of 26 ft 5– in., setting a new Olympic record.
Owens went on to play an active role in youth athletic programs and later established his own public relations firm.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/352/Jesse_Owens_Olympic_great   (244 words)

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