1936 Berlin Olympics: Jesse Owens, Adolf Hitler and FDR

James Cleveland Owens was born September 13, 1913 in Oakville (Lawrence County), Alabama to Emma Alexander and Henry Cleveland Owens. In childhood he battled what his mother referred to as “the devil’s cold”. It was in Cleveland, Ohio where the name “Jesse” would become attached to this young man.  Northerners have always had a difficult … Continue reading 1936 Berlin Olympics: Jesse Owens, Adolf Hitler and FDR