An African-American athlete of the twentieth century. He won four gold medals in track and field events at the Olympic Games of 1936, held in Germany when Adolf Hitler was leader. His victories were a source of pride to the United States and also — because Owens was black — a blow to the Nazi notions of a master race.
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Among African Americans, the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or Jeremiah Wright cannot do it.
But probably because we co-edited the Deadline Artists anthologies with our friend Jesse Angelo, we feel a fidelity to the form.
There, Jesse once again spotted Wahlberg and his friends lurking.
That day, Jesse Coleman, a 12-year-old black boy, and his older brother and sister were walking back to their home in Dorchester.
With Mac and Jesse we wanted to establish a friendship that was mostly a product of their common situation and enclosed world.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark|Julia Grinberg|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
"Golly, but she's a gold dollar in a gold bank," remarked Jesse Bulrush warmly as he lurched into the street.
You don't mean that I was of more use than the nurse—than the future Mrs. Jesse Bulrush?
She was not, however, prepared to see Jesse Bulrush drive up with a buggy after breakfast and take Crozier away.
They are the old mangy bears that bother tourists, Jesse James bears, that they want to get rid of.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney