'Race' Actor Visits Cleveland School

During last week's Know Ohio, you heard about Jesse Owens -- although Jesse Owens was born in Alabama, Cleveland claims him as a hometown hero.

Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, and his story is now being told on the silver screen. The movie "Race" opened over the weekend nationwide.

Long before the Berlin Olympics, Owens ruled the track at East Tech. Over the last few weeks, Cleveland Schools have been celebrating the runner. Associate producer, Gabriel Kramer takes us to The School of the Arts where the actor who plays Owens visited with students.

Instructional Links

Encyclopedia Article: World Book Student, Jesse Owens

http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar409020&st=jesse+owens#tab=homepage

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Teacher's Resources & Video: American Experience, Jesse Owens

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/teachers-resources/owens-guide/

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