Who was Jesse Owens?

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At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds toabecome a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of oAryan superiority.oa Owens's winning streak at the games humiliated Hitler and crushed the myth of racial supremacy once and for all.
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full_title who was jesse owens
author buckley james
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display_description Describes the life of track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens, from his childhood in Alabama and his family's move to Cleveland to his athletic career which culminated in his winning four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany.
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series Who was-- ?
series_with_volume Who was-- ?
subject_facet African Americans -- Biography, Biographies, Owens, Jesse, -- 1913-1980, Owens, Jesse, -- 1913-1980. -- Juvenile literature, Track and field athletes, Track and field athletes -- Biography
title_display Who was Jesse Owens?
title_full Who was Jesse Owens? / by James Buckley Jr. ; illustrated by Gregory Copeland, Who was Jesse Owens? / by James Buckley and Gregory Copeland
title_short Who was Jesse Owens?
topic_facet African Americans, Biography, Owens, Jesse, Track and field athletes