A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
Celebrating Olympian and OSU Icon Jesse Owens Part Two
Olympic Gold Medalist and former Buckeye Jesse Owens faced challenges in his sport and his time. He set an example for those who would come after him, and he left his mark on Ohio State University and the United States.
This segment profiles Owens’ performance in the 1936 Olympics in front of Adolph Hitler as well as the struggles with racism he faced in the U.S. following the games.