What was Jesse Owens known for?

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Jesse Owens is remembered as an Olympian track star and long jumper.

Where was Jesse Owens from?

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Owens was born in ​​Oakville, Alabama, in 1913.

What year did Jesse Owens win his gold medals?

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How many gold medals did Jesse Owens win?

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Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He won gold in the long jump, the 100 and 200-meter dashes, and the 4 x 100-meter relay.

True or False: Hilter was in power during the 1936 Olympics.

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True. At the time, Hitler was in power, and the German belief was that the Aryan Race held a physical and mental superiority over all others. As an African-American, Owens is credited for helping to discredit that belief.

What did Owens not get to do because of his race?

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Following his Olympic success, Owens struggled to return to the life of an African-American in the US. He did not receive an invitation to meet the president (later endorsing his opponent for re-election), nor was he able to enter the hotel's front door holding his victory party.

Where did Jesse Owens go to college?

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True or False: Owens is one of the highest-recognized athletes in American history.

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True. He continues to be one of the highest recognized athletes in American history, coming in 6th in a 1999 ESPN list of the Greatest North American Athletes of the 20th Century.

How did Jesse Owens die?

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Owens passed away from smoking-related lung cancer in 1980. After his passing, USA Track & Field named their highest award after Owens.

Today's Quiz - 5/06/22