Dead People You Should Know: Jesse Owens
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Jesse Owens was born on September 12th, 1913. He was an African American Track And Field runner that participated in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He won gold medals in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 4x100 meter dash, and the long jump. Owens showed bravery and strength in showing thousands of Nazi Germans including Adolf Hitler that the belief of the Aryan race being supreme physically and mentally over all other races was simply not true.