Sports Junkie

Story of the Week


Sports Junkie By Irv Lippel Story of the Week

Under the circumstances that presently prevail in our country, I can think of no sports subject that I’d rather feature in my column this week than Jesse Owens.
James Cleveland Owens was born in Danville, Ala. in 1913, the son of a sharecropper and the grandson of slaves. After his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, he became known as "Jesse."
Owens competed as a runner while at Ohio State Unive...

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