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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

LifeBorn September 12, 1913 in Oakville,AlabamaDied of lung cancer March 31, 1980 in Tuscon, Arizona

Life AchomplishmentsIn 1935 Big Ten Track and Field Championchip Jesse Owens set records in the 100 yd dash, 220 yd dash, 220 yd hurdles, and long jump.

In the1936 olympic games in Berlin, Germany Owens won 4 gold medals in what was supposed to be an aryan dominated compotition.

Went to Ohio State University with no scholarship but was the track star

Owens pushed forward the civil rights movement and later in life joined in public speaking for many things with the civil rights movement involved.

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Born September 12, 1913 Oakville,Alabama

Moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1922

Won 4 gold medals in Berlin, Germany in 1936

Set world records in 4 events at Big Ten Championchips in 1936

Attended 1956 olympics as honoree

Diagnosed with lung cancer

Died March 31,1980 in Tuscon, Arizona

Inducted into Track and Field hall of fame

Click on Jesse owens jumping for a video

Citationshttp://ijumynesyla.comoj.com/world-record-long-jump-jesse-owens.php http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-09-07/sports/ct-spt-0908-olympics-hersh-jesse-owens-20130908_1_jesse-owens-berlin-olympics-track-and-field http://www.topnews.in/sports/jesse-owens-1936-olympic-gold-medal-put-online-auction-241445 http://www.shalomlife.com/sports/21207/jesse-owens-1936-olympic-gold-medal-up-for-auction/


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