The day Jesse Owens came to Palouse

The reporter's notebook


Last updated 7/20/2022 at 4:47am

Jesse Owens is probably the country’s most famous Olympic athlete when you consider the setting where he won his four gold medals.

Owens won the gold in the 4x100 relay, the 220-yard dash, the 220 low hurdles and the broad jump, in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. He won more than the four medals, and he won the public relations tug with Adolph Hitler, who was trying to use the games as a way to...

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