The Salute Heard Around The World: Jesse Owens wins gold in Nazi Germany, 1936
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How Jesse Owens' Childhood Shaped the Life Seen in 'Race'
History: How Jesse Owens Childhood Shaped the Life Seen in Race
"Jesse" (James) Owens, track & field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. In the 1936, he became the most successful athlete at the Berlin Summer Olympics, achieving international fame by winning 4 gold medals in the 100m, 200m, long jump, 4x100m relay, combating Nazi propaganda of "Aryan racial superiority" and ethnic African inferiority. Adi Dassler, founder of the Adidas, persuaded Owens to wear his shoes, becoming the 1st sponsorship for a male African-American…