BC: The Beginning...
FC: j | James Cleveland Owens was born on September 12,1913 in OakVille, Alabama.
1: He had six brothers and three sisters.
3: in Cleveland Jesse enrolled in Bolton Elementary where the story goes on one of his teacher misinterpret how he pronounced j.c. because of his southern accent,start calling him Jesse and the named stuck.
5: After Belton elementary Jesse attended Fairmont Junior where he met Charle Riley the gym teacher and track coach. riley had noticed Owen in gym class and encouraged him to start training for track team.
7: in 1930 owen enrolled in cleveland east Technical school where he was encouraged to focus on track, under the guidance of edgar weil tech New head track coach.
9: the time Jesse Owens traveled to berlin for the 1936 Olympic game he was already married with a baby daughter.
11: Owen and Minnie Ruth Solomon had met at Fairmount junior high school in 1930 in cleveland when he was fifthteen and she was thirtteen.
13: Friendship is the thread that ties our hearts together.
15: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault | It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
16: Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself. - Harvey Fierstein
17: Try to discoverthe road to success and you'll seek but never find, but blaze your own path and the road to success will trail right behind. ~Robert Brault | Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
20: I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.
21: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." ~Confucius | 6/1/09
22: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
23: Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. ~Swami Sivananda | You did it!
24: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass…It's about learning to dance in the rain.
25: We always wish for love to surround you, good fortune to walk beside you and happiness to fill your heart. We love you very muvh! - Mom and Dad