Jesse Owens’ gold medal sold for nearly $1.5 million

Jesse Owens, the amazing American track and field star who won the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics will forever be a staple in American sports history. On Sunday, his gold medal was sold at an auction to the billionaire owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins,  Ron Burkle for  $1,466,574 setting the record for the highest price ever paid for Olympic memorabilia
Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens, the son of sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves dismantled the Aryan supremacy that Adolf Hitler was planning to showcase at the Olympics. His gold medal is a symbol of so much more than just the game. It symbolizes hope, freedom and the advancement of African-Americans in their fight for equality around the globe.  Owens won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics, and the whereabouts of the other three are still unknown. Your Jersey Girlfriend, ~Angela Davis

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