jesse owens "legend"

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J.C's story

Jesse Owens was born on September 12, 1913, in Oakville, Alabama.In high school, he won three track and field events at the 1933 National Interscholastic Championships.

Shocking information

Hitler lambasted America for including black athletes on its Olympic roster. a furious Hitler stormed out of the stadium, though some reports indicate that Hitler later congratulated jesse on his success.

jesse's achievements

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jesse's death

Owens was often sick from his battles with chronic bronchial congestion and pneumonia. Jesse Owens, who smoked up to a pack of cigarettes a day for a good deal of his life, died of lung cancer in Tucson, Arizona, on March 31, 1980.