Dear Friends,

When friends and family came together in 1980, they wanted to find a way to honor the spirit of a man who strongly believed in his country and the value of its youth. With that spirit in mind, The Jesse Owens Foundation was created.

We are happy to share with you, through the global reach of this web site, a portrait of Jesse Owens' life, and the continuation of his belief that "there is no such thing as an average kid".


The Governing Board


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