Jesse Owens in the Best of the Web Directory

Jesse Owens Owens pierced a myth

Larry Schwartz of details the story and triumph of Jesse Owens, the African-American athlete who won four gold medals, made Olympic and world records and defied the dictator Adolf Hitler in his home country at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany.


The official site of the Olympic star from Alabama. Includes the four-time gold medallist’s biography, photos, achievements and memorable quotes.

Lasting Tribute to Jesse Owens

Proffers a lengthy profile of the Olympian and gives suggestions of various ways to memorialize him.

Notable Biographies: Jesse Owens

Traces the athlete's life from his childhood to his death in 1980, and includes a photograph of him taken at the end of his life.

White House Kids – Jesse Owens

Highlights the story and achievements of the African-American Olympic gold medallist.

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