2nd October 2019


Where did Jesse Owens grow up at?

James Cleveland Owens was born in Oakville, Alabama, on September 12, 1913, the son of a sharecropper, a farmer who rents land. He was a sickly child, often too frail to help his father and brothers in the fields. The family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1921, for better work opportunities.

How many siblings does Jesse Owens have?

He had six brothers and three sisters. His brothers' names were Prentice, Johnson, Henry, Ernest, Quincy and Sylvester Owens. His sisters' names were Ida Josephine and Lillie Owens. His siblings worked all day out in the cotton field while Jesse's parents tried to keep him healthy.
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