dane - jesse owens
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DESCRIPTIONMCDS 2nd Grade Changemakers
dane bloom willow
jesse owens was born in alabama, 1913. when he was a kid, he suffered the "devil's cold". he worked on a farm that gave crops to the owner. it was a time when african-americans weren't treated fairly.
jesse married minnie ruth solomon. but jesse had more to worry about than married life. he had to get to those olympics!
in 1936, jesse entered the olympics in berlin. when he entered the gate, people booed because he was black and they were white. people in germany hated jews and blacks. especially hitler. at this time, everyone followed hitler who was their leader.
jesse won four golds, showing hitler that blacks are as good as whites. he won gold medals in the long jump, high jump, and two running races.
after he retired, jesse made speeches and inspired others. he died in 1978.
because Jesse had a white german friend, I learned that no matter what color of skin
you have you can always be friends.
jesse owens is a changemaker because:
1. he proved blacks are as good as whites2. he went to the hitler olympics even
though he was scared.3. he ran in the olympics and lost a few
times, but kept trying.
jesse owens is connected to wilma rudolph because they
are both famous black runners.
a picture book of jesse owens
jesse owens african
someone who changes bad laws or helps a group of people
a place where you compete in sports
this mean leader that thinks only people with blonde hair and blue eyes should live ( and he had brown hair
and brown eyes!)
a sickness jesse often got in winter
1936 berlin, hitler olympics--from Jesse's perspective