BERLIN - 1936 : Jesse Owens of the USA in action in the mens at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. Owens won a total of four gold medals in the Olympics, winning the mens final, final and the long jump competiton as we
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winner of four gold medals in the 1963 Berlin Olympics: sprint, sprint, long jump, and meter relay team. Want to know more about Black History ? Visit Discover Black Heritage, The Black Heritage Travel Guide.
Olympic icon Jesse Owens Jesse Owens and his wife, Ruth Owens, return home from the Olympics in Berlin on August The son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, the Oakville, Alabama-born Mr. Owens won a record 4 gold medals at the 1936 games.
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At the1936 Berlin Olympics, African American track star Jesse Owens (Far Left w/Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper & Frank Wykoff)) wins his fourth gold medal of the Games in the 4x100-meter relay. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which held for 20 years. Jesse Owens & 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.
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