James Cleveland Owens


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Noun1.James Cleveland Owens - United States athlete and Black American whose success in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin outraged Hitler (1913-1980)James Cleveland Owens - United States athlete and Black American whose success in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin outraged Hitler (1913-1980)
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It is always hard not to idealize James Cleveland Owens. Who could forget the black boy born in rural poverty, totally outside the world of competitive sport, who by his own efforts blazed his own path to the 1936 Berlin Olympics and an unprecedented four gold medals?