Jesse Owens


Cleveland State Track & Field Wraps Up Action At Jesse Owens Invite

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Cleveland State track & field team wrapped up action at the Jesse Owens Invitational Saturday, finishing off a weekend of strong performances and season-best times. "This was a great weekend for us, we finally had track weather to compete in and the results showed," head...

Cleveland State Track & Field Opens Action At Jesse Owens Invite

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Cleveland State track & field team opened action at the Jesse Owens Invitational on Friday, paced by Brooke Armbruster with a top-10 finish in the Javelin. Armbruster finished seventh overall in the Javelin as Cleveland State's lone field event competitor, posting a mark of 16.45.

Cleveland State Track & Field Returns To Action At Jesse Owens Invite

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cleveland State track & field team will return to action this weekend, participating in the Jesse Owens Invite hosted by Ohio State on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. This weekend's Jesse Owens Invite will mark the sixth meet of the outdoor season for...

Cementing the history of Jesse Owens for future generations

Plans are underway in University Circle’s Rockefeller Park to expand the footprint of one of Cleveland’s greatest heroes: Olympic track star James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens. The four-time gold medalist is already memorialized in the park via the Jesse Owens Olympic Oak Tree, which was planted on...

Black History Month in Ohio: Jesse Owens

CLEVELAND — Jesse Owens is remember as one of the world's greatest track and field athletes having won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympic Summer Games in Berlin. James Cleveland Owens was born in Alabama in 1913. "Jesse" was the youngest of ten children. At age 8, his family moved to Cleveland during a time known as the "Great Migration" in which an estimated six-million Black Americans moved to Northern, Midwestern and Western states to pursue economic opportunities and escape racial violence in the South.
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Jesse Owens Memorial Highway

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Two Ohio representatives have introduced legislation that would rename a portion of State Route 315 to “Jesse Owens Memorial Highway.”

American Experience: Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens wins four gold medals in track and field at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Stream tens of thousands of hours of your PBS and local favorites with WETA Passport whenever and wherever you want. Catch up on a single episode or binge-watch full seasons before they air on TV.

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg and View Co-Hosts Gobsmacked After Joy Behar Confuses Jesse Owens With Jesse Helms

The View co-host Joy Behar confused the late Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC) and the late great Olympian sprinter Jesse Owens, leaving her fellow co-hosts gobsmacked. This moment happened during the first segment on Tuesday’s show about whether there is a double standard in that American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was not able to compete in the 2021 Summer Games while Russian skater Kamila Valieva who, like Richardson, tested positive for a banned substance, can still compete in the ongoing Winter Games. Richardson, who is Black, has decried race for the apparent double standard. Valieva is White.

Rename James Ford Rhodes High School for Jesse Owens

James Ford Rhodes, the man, opposed giving Blacks some key civil rights. In hindsight, you have to wonder why a Cleveland public school would be named after someone like him to begin with (“Seven schools, some named for slaveholders, to be renamed,” Jan. 10). Several people have suggested...
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State’s new All-in-One ticket includes Jesse Owens, Cook museums

The Jesse Owens Museum in Oakville and the Cook Museum of Natural Science in Decatur are part of a new system that will allow travelers to purchase “All-in-One” mobile tickets for admission into attractions in different areas of Alabama. With ticket packages available by region and attraction types,...