We all need someone we can look at with total amazement. A hero. For me that person is Jesse Owens. Jesse Owens won 4 gold medals in 1936 during the Berlin Olympics, which was known as Hitler’s Olympics. This was Hitler’s chance to prove to the world of Aryan superiority, or so he thought. Along comes Jesse Owens, son of a sharecropper, and grandson to a slave. Jesse had every reason in life to fail. But there was something inside him that was fearless and valiant. He showed Hitler – the most feared man in the world at that time, how wrong he was about his superior race theory, and he did so with a smile on his face. Please watch the following clip to see for yourselves why Jesse Owens is my hereo.
Who is your hero or heroine?