Black History Month: Remembering Jesse Owens

Before MLB’s Jackie Robinson, the NFL’s Jim Brown, the NBA’s Wilt Chamberlain or boxing’s Joe Louis, track star Jesse Owens was regarded as the USA’s first ever African American sports icon. In celebrating Black History Month, let’s remember this extraordinary … Continue reading

Remembering 1936 Olympic Champion Jesse Owens During Black History Month

Before MLB’s Jackie Robinson, the NFL’s Jim Brown, the NBA’s Wilt Chamberlain or boxing’s Joe Louis, track star Jesse Owens was regarded as the USA’s first ever African American sports icon.

In celebration of Black History Month, here’s an excerpt from my book Olympic Favorites about this extraordinary individual.

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