Jesse Owens OWNED the 1936 Olympics…

African American Track & Field star, Jesse Owens, became the first athlete to win four gold medals in one Olympic Games. With a first place in the 100m, 200m, long jump, & 4 x 100 relay, he stunned the world with his athletic prowess. His wins offer even greater historical significance, as the 1936 Olympics were held in Berlin, Germany & attended by the little man himself, Adolf Hitler.

Stop by Rentschler Library throughout February to pick up more fast facts for Black History Month!

 

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