Black History Month Honoree 16

Jesse Owens
Posted on 02/20/2023
Image of Jesse OwensJesse Owens (1913-80) was a track-and-field athlete who set a world record in the long jump at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin—and went unrivaled for 25 years. He won four gold medals at the Olympics that year in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, along with the 100-meter relay and other events off the track. In 1976, Owens received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1990.

Image of Jesse Owens
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