Black History Month: Celebrating Those Who Came Before Us
Jesse Owens (1913 - 1980)
At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, track-and-field athlete Jesse Owens set a world record in the long jump which went unrivaled for 25 years. He also won four gold medals that year in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, along with the 100-meter relay and other events off the track. In 1976, Mr. Owens received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1990.
February 8, 2021
Source: O The Oprah Magazine, January 2021, Olympics.org, Biography.com, History.com