The Jesse Owens Story

Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.

Author: Gabi Mezger

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780789120021

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 55

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Describes the life and athletic accomplishments of the track athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and includes a brief history of the Olympic games.

The Jesse Owens Story

The Negro athlete who won four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics tells his life story.

Author: Jesse Owens

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780399603150

Category: African American athletes

Page: 109

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The Negro athlete who won four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics tells his life story.

Jesse Owens I Always Loved Running

Author Jeff Burlingame explores the life of one of the greatest and most influential athletes in American history, from his humble childhood to his legacy on and off the track.

Author: Jeff Burlingame

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1464502595

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Jesse Owens

One African-American sociologist, Harry Edwards, warns against putting too
much weight in the rags-toriches story of Jesse Owens. He feared that Owens—
and his accomplishments—would create a false sense of belief that poor but ...

Author: Jackie F. Stanmyre

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502610493

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Barriers have existed to deny people the chance to compete athletically based on their race, ethnic background, or sex. Some athletes, through their courage and class, have broken down the barriers that have afflicted our society, and sometimes affected greater social change. Jesse Owens, an African American, dominated Hitler’s Olympics in Berlin in 1936, discrediting claims of racial superiority, and earning great respect in Europe. He then returned home to force the United States to confront its own racial attitudes.

Jesse Owens

There are some films that were also very instrumental in helping me to
understand Jesse Owens, his family, and his accomplishments. The Jesse
Owens Story was a 1984 made-for-TV movie that starred Dorian Hare- wood as
Jesse Owens.

Author: Jacqueline Edmondson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313339882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

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Discusses the life, accomplishments, and legacy of track and field star Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games.

Jesse Owens Olympic Hero

A brief biography of the black athlete who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics.

Author: Francene Sabin

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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A brief biography of the black athlete who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics.

Who Was Jesse Owens

At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story.

Author: James Buckley, Jr.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698412354

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 742

At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds to become a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of “Aryan superiority.” Owens’s winning streak at the games humiliated Hitler and crushed the myth of racial supremacy once and for all.

History in the Media

Jesse. Owens. Story. (1984). The post-Vietnam-era recovery of suppressed black
sports history already noted in baseball and boxing also extended to Olympic
track and field. Six weeks after Max Schmeling knocked out Joe Louis at Madison
 ...

Author: Robert Niemi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 157607952X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 501

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A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

Triumph

The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. It is also the intimate and complex tale of one remarkable man’s courage.

Author: Jeremy Schaap

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547527268

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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This New York Times–bestselling author’s account of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin offers a “vivid portrait not just of Owens but of ’30s Germany and America” (Sports Illustrated). At the 1936 Olympics, against a backdrop of swastikas and goose-stepping storm troopers, an African American son of sharecroppers won a staggering four gold medals, single-handedly falsifying Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy. The story of Jesse Owens at the Berlin games is that of an athletic performance that transcends sports. It is also the intimate and complex tale of one remarkable man’s courage. Drawing on unprecedented access to the Owens family, previously unpublished interviews, and archival research, Jeremy Schaap transports us to Germany and tells the dramatic tale of Owens and his fellow athletes at the contest dubbed the Nazi Olympics. With incisive reporting and rich storytelling, Schaap reveals what really happened over those tense, exhilarating weeks in a “snappy and dramatic” work of sports history (Publishers Weekly). “A remarkable job of tackling a complex subject and bringing it to life.” —John Feinstein “Add[s] even more luster to the indelibly heroic achievements of Jesse Owens.” —Ken Burns

Jesse Owens

Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics. Boston, MA:
Houghton Mifflin, 2007. Print. 11. CHAPTER 5. A Series of Setbacks 1. William J.
Baker. Jesse Owens: An American Life. New York: Free Press, 1986. Print. 56-57.

Author: Chrs McDougall

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617147586

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Relates the story of the Olympic champ who had a huge impact on how African Americans were perceived, both at home and around the world.

Jesse Owens

A biography of famous African-American runner Jesse Owens.

Author: Jim Gigliotti

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402763618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 897

A biography of famous African-American runner Jesse Owens.

Athletes of Purpose

How did Jesse Owens ' s performance in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin , Germany ,
help expose the falseness of Hitler ' s racist theories ? 2 . When Jesse was
operated on by his mother , without an anesthetic to relieve the pain , he later
realized he could endure a lot . This experience ... The Jesse Owens Story . New
York : G ...

Author: Arnold B. Cheyney

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673586674

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Out of the Shadows

Captured in motion by Leni Riefenstahl's cameras at Berlin in 1936, Jesse
Owens has ever after embodied the story of human speed.1 Owens also
embodied other stories. His life served as an American epic about triumph over
racism and ...

Author: David K. Wiggins

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610752954

Category: Social Science

Page: 459

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The original essays in this comprehensive collection examine the lives and sports of famous and not-so-famous African American male and female athletes from the nineteenth century to today. Here are twenty insightful biographies that furnish perspectives on the changing status of these athletes and how these changes mirrored the transformation of sports, American society, and civil rights legislation. Some of the athletes discussed include Marshall Taylor (bicycling), William Henry Lewis (football), Jack Johnson, Satchel Paige, Jesse Owens, Joe Lewis, Alice Coachman (track and field), Althea Gibson (tennis), Wilma Rudolph, Bill Russell, Jim Brown, Arthur Ashe, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Venus and Serena Williams.

Jesse Owens

JESSE OWENS ' s COLLABORATIONS with Paul Neimark are desig . nated with
short titles , as follows : Blackthink. Jesse Owens Story Blackthink : My Life as
Black Man and White Man ( New York : William Morrow , 1970 ) The Jesse
Owens ...

Author: William Joseph Baker

Publisher: Sport and Society

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 240

Describes how Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, recounts the problems he faced after becoming a popular celebrity, and looks at the ideals which guided his life.

Jesse Owens

or more than 20 years , Owens T kept himself busy . He toured the world and
worked hard , giving so much of himself in every effort . He wrote a number of
books , including The Jesse Owens Story , Blackthink , I Have Changed , Track
and ...

Author: Lucia Raatma

Publisher: Childs World Incorporated

ISBN: 9781567665321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Introduction to the life and accomplishments of famed African-American Olympian, Jesse Owens.

Gold medal for Jesse Owens H R 1270

Chairman Annunzio. Thank you very much. At this time it is a pleasure for me to
introduce Mr. Dorian Harewood, who starred in the title role of "The Jesse Owens
Story." It was tough for me to have the movie and after your brilliant performance.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 47

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Jesse Owens

A simple biography of one of the most inspirational athletes in history.

Author: Carole Boston Weatherford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802795501

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 252

A simple biography of one of the most inspirational athletes in history.

DK Life Stories Jesse Owens

Discover the inspiring story of Jesse Owens, African American track-and-field athlete and Olympic gold medalist, in this fascinating kids' biography.

Author: James Buckley, Jr

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0744035732

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 599

Discover the inspiring story of Jesse Owens, African American track-and-field athlete and Olympic gold medalist, in this fascinating kids' biography. Jesse Owens is one of the most famous athletes of all time, but he experienced discrimination throughout his athletic career, such as having to stay at a different hotel to his teammates, because of the color of his skin. However, he went on to win an incredible four gold medals at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games. This biography, ideal for kids aged 8-11, charts the major events of Jesse's life; from his childhood growing up on a farm in Alabama before his family moved to Ohio in search of better opportunities, to the beginning of his running career and years as a world record-breaking student athlete while working part-time jobs, all the way to the Olympics and beyond. DK Life Stories goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting and inspiring people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement age-appropriate, narrative text to create an engaging ebook children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes DK Life Stories the one biography series everyone will want to collect.

Jesse Owens

The Story of the Olympic Games very four years , beginning in 776 B . C . , the
cities of ancient Greece halted all their battles and sent their best athletes to
Olympia . In Olympia , a valley in southwestern Greece , a solemn religious
festival was ...

Author: Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822549406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and challenged Hitler's notion of Aryan superiority.

Sports Science Handbook I Z

In his autobiography , The Jesse Owens Story , it is stated that Hitler had stood up
and waved to him . US President Franklin D. Roosevelt refused to see Owens at
the White House , nor sent him a letter of congratulations . Owens later ...

Author: Simon P. R. Jenkins

Publisher: multi-science publishing

ISBN: 9780906522370

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 905

A valuable reference source for professionals and academics in this field, this is an encyclopedia-dictionary of the many scientific and technical terms now encountered in kinesiology and exercise science.