Jesse Owens was born September 12, 1913 in Oakville, Alabama and died March 31, 1980 in Tuscon, Arizona.
* Proof that one person's actions can change the perspective of the whole world. * He was called the "Buckeye Bullet"
He Had Struggles Too
- Jesse suffered from humiliating treatment because of his color
-At college Jesse was not permitted to stay on campus or with his team at track meets because he was black
-After he returned from the Olympics, Jesse wasn't recognized or treated like we won four Olympic medals and he also struggled to fit school in between his training.