Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
OSU Honors Jesse Owens with Statue, Scholarship
Ohio State University is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Jesse Owens historic 1936 Olympic performance in Berlin. OSU Thursday unveiled a statue of track legend outside the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Owens’ three daughters, his grandchildren and great grandchildren helped unveil the 8 foot bronze statue of Owens wearing his 4 Olympic gold medals.
OSU President E. Gordon Gee called Owens an enormous figure in an era of small minded people, an era of prejudice.
Gloria Owens Hemphill said it wasn’t easy for her father to break three world records and tie another as an OSU runner in 1935. She said it was not easy for him to stand up to Adolf Hitler in 1936, nor was it easy for him to accept fame with humility. But she said Jesse Owens inspires others to overcome obstacles and succeed.
Thursday night comedian Bill Cosby was to honor Owens at a dinner to raise money for a scholarship in his name.