Owens James Cleveland
Related to Owens James Cleveland: Jesse Owens
Ow·ens(ō′ĭnz), James Cleveland Known as "Jesse." 1913-1980.
American track star. He won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens, an African American, thwarted Hitler's desire to use the games as evidence of Aryan superiority.
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