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Jesse Owens

Further Information


Baker, William J. Jesse Owens: An American Life. New York: Free Press, 1986.

Guttmann, Allen. The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

Owens, Jesse, with Paul Neimark. Blackthink: My Life as Black Man and White Man. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1970.

Owens, Jesse with Paul Neimark. I Have Changed. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1972.


Bennett, Jr., Lerone. "Jesse Owens' Olympic Triumph Over Time and Hitlerism." Ebony (April 1996): 68.

Hemhill, Gloria Owens. "Humiliating Hitler." Newsweek (October 25, 1999): 53.

Kelley, Timothy. "Stealing Hitler's Show." New York Times Upfront (September 4, 2000): 32.

Litsky, Frank. "Jesse Owens Dies of Cancer at 66; Hero of the 1936 Berlin Olympics." New York Times (April 1, 1980).

Taylor, Phil. "Flying in the Face of the Fuhrer." Sports Illustrated (November 29, 1999): 137.

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Famous Sports StarsTrack and FieldJesse Owens - Part Of The Great Migration, Athletic Success As A Teenager, Chronology, Related Biography: Coach Charles Riley