Black History Month: Celebrating Those Who Came Before Us

  • Jesse Owens (1913 - 1980) 

    Jesse Owens

    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