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|Jesse Owens was born as James Cleveland Owens, on September 12, 1913. He was an African American Olympic runner who improved human relations in the 1936 Olympics held by Nazi Germany. In the 1936 Olympics, he was able to break multiple world records. When he did this, it proved that the Nazi's views about African Americans was WRONG. Like Jesse Owens, Martin Luther King fought to prove all people who thought African Americans were less than human.|
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Last updated: 11/28/01
Thank you to Black Americans of Achievement for supplying me with my information when I read Jesse Owens: Champion Athelete. Also, thankyou to www.jesse-owens.org for supplying me with my pictures if him.