James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens

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I shot this photo flashless (as required) of one of the pieces of the Jesse Owens Exhibit that is currently on display at The Ohio State University William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library. It was interesting to learn that Jesse Owens’ given name is James Cleveland Owens. After moving to Cleveland from the South, one of his teachers started calling him Jesse. He went by J.C. at the time, but it was misinterpreted due to his Southern accent and and from that point forward he became Jesse.

Within the this case were memoirs from the Olympics including the medals he won. IT was a very well done exhibit and very powerful.