Jay's Jesse Owens PPT

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  • Jay's Jesse Owens PPT

    1. 1. The Life Of Jesse Owens<br />By: Jay R Griffin jr.<br />
    2. 2. Young Life<br />James Cleveland Owens was born September12,1913 IN Oakville Alabama he was the son of a Sharecropper(farmer who rents land). He was sickly child who often failed to help his father and brother in the field.<br />
    3. 3. Young life<br />James moved to Cleveland Ohio in 1929 for better work opportunities .There was little improvement . When James went to public school where a teacher called him Jesse instead of James so he stuck with the name forever.<br />
    4. 4. Later Life<br />A lot of universities quickly got Jesse But he felt college was only a dream . He felt he could not leave his family or young wife.<br />
    5. 5. Death<br />Forty years after Jesse won his gold medal he was invited to the white house to accept a medal of freedom from president Gerald Ford. <br />Sadly on March 31 1980 Jesse died of heart cancer<br />The following year the Jesse Owens international trophy for amateur athletes was established. In 1979 president Jimmy carter awarded Jesse with a Living legend award.<br />
    6. 6. Why is he famous<br />I say he is famous because he was in the Big Ten conference track.<br />I also say because he got an award from the president<br />
    7. 7. Olympics <br />It is important that he went to the Olympics because he was the first famous African American who did track. Also who won a golden medal<br />

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