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Jesse owens childhood
Why is he Famous ?

Marriage, comps And death
Jesse Owens Quiz
Play Jesse Owens running game

The childhood of Jesse Owens
  • The Childhood of Jesse Owens On September 12,
    1913, Jesse Cleveland Owens was born to the
    parents of Henry and Emma Owens in Oakville,
    Alabama. He grew up there until he was nine.
    While living in Oakville, he went by J.C. for
    short. James Cleveland was the youngest of ten
    children in his family. His siblings included six
    brothers, Prentice, Johnson, Henry, Ernest,
    Quincy, and Sylvester, and three sisters, Ida,
    Josephine, and Lillie. As most southern folks,
    the Owens were sharecroppers. They would plant
    cotton, corn, and many other crops  throughout
    the summers. Every year they would struggle to
    maintain a harvest to feed their family of 10.
    Jesse was able to attend school in a one room
    school house where he learned to read and write.
    In his spare time, Jesse enjoyed running around
    the farm. When Jesse Owens wrote his
    autobiography, he described his childhood as...
  • " I always loved running. I wasn't very good at
    it, but I loved it because it was something you
    could do all by yourself, under your own power.
    You could go any direction, fast or slow as you
    wanted, fighting the wind it you felt like it,
    seeking new sights just on the strength of your
    own feet and courage of your lungs."

  • Why is he famous ?

American track star Jesse Owens (1913-1980)
became the hero of the 1936 Olympic Games in
Berlin, as his series of victories scored a moral
victory for black athletes. Owens was a member of
the 1936 U.S. Olympic team competing in Berlin.
The African-American members of the squad faced
the challenges not only of competition but also
of Hitler's boasts of Aryan supremacy. Owens won
a total of four gold medals at the Olympic games.
As a stunned Hitler angrily left the stadium,
German athletes embraced Owens and the spectators
chanted his name. He returned to America to a
hero's welcome, honoured at a ticker tape parade
in New York. However, within months, he was
unable to find work to finance his senior year of
college. Owens took work as a playground
supervisor, but was soon approached by promoters
who wanted to pit him against race horses and
cars. With the money from these exhibitions, he
was able to finish school.
  • A hero is someone who can endure and overcome
    major challenges to achieve greatness. A hero
    never gives up. The thought never even crosses
    their mind. They are focused and determined on
    working long and hard to always try harder than
    their hardest. A hero is someone who does more
    than help themselves, they never abandon someone
    who is relying on them, and they always make the
    best of every situation. That is why my hero is
    Jesse Owens.
  • On the 5th of July 1935 Jesse Owens married
    Minnie Ruth Solomon a young women which he met
    during Fairmount junior high school. After
    Jesse's death, Ruth carried on his philanthropic
    work through the Jesse Owens Memorial Foundation,
    and watched over the family's interests when
    commercial enterprises

  • What year was Jesse Owens born?
  • A.1913 B.1942 C.1915
  • What was Jesse Owens career?
  • A.Sport C.artist