Jesse Owens Character Traits

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Jesse Owens was born september 12,1913 in oakville alabama al Jesse Owens died march

31,1980 in tucson,az. In high school jesse owens won three track and field events at the 1933

national interscholastic championships.two years later while competing for Ohio state university

he equaled one world record and broke three others. In jesse’s early childhood life jesse owens

was often sick from his battles with chronic bronchial congestion and pneumonia. But to get

better sense of who he was a person .He was a father of 4 kids that he love very much.jesse

owens change the the world by his running and helping others .jesse owens touch alot of young

kids when he alive and well most kids these days want to run track and field. Jesse owens legacy
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Jesse owens won 4 gold medals in berlin olympics one each of the in the 100 meters. Jesse

credits his long jump victory in 1936 olympics to advice received from german long jumper Luz

long. Jesse made a record by winning 8 gold medals at the NCAA meets. He owned a dry

cleaning business,as well as worked as a gas station attendant.He was inducted into Alabama

Sports Hall of Fame in 1970.A feature film Race is set to be released in 2016 about Owens.

Stephen James is set to portray him.The State of Arizona in honor of Owens named their hospital

as Jesse Owens Medical Plaza and also Jesse Owens Park.He was listed among the 100 Greatest

African-Americans in 2002 by scholar Molefi Kete Asante.

Owens died on 31 March 1980 at the age of 66 due to drug resistance lung cancer. He used to

smoke one whole packet of cigarette and has been in and out of hospital since 1979.In support of

the refusal to the “Black Power Salute” he said, “The Black fist is a meaningless symbol. When

you open it, you have nothing but fingers: weak, empty fingers. The only time black fist has

significance is when there is money inside. There is where the power
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