His four Olympic victories were a blow to Adolf Hitler’s intention to use the Games to demonstrate Aryan superiority. What was Jesse Owens’s life like before the Berlin Olympics? Was Jesse Owens snubbed by Hitler at the Berlin Olympics?.
Jesse Owens, the son of a sharecropper and grandson of a slave, achieved what no Olympian before him had accomplished. His stunning achievement of four gold medals at the Olympic games in Berlin has made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history. Jesse had different.
James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens (September 12, – March 31, ) was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the
American track star Jesse Owens became the hero of the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, as his series of victories scored a moral victory for African.