Jesse Owens

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens was an American track and field athlete and four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games. Owens specialized in the sprints and the long jump, and was recognized in his lifetime as "perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history".

Landmarks in the Area

Oak Woods Cemetery is a large garden cemetery in , . is situated 1100 feet southeast of Jesse Owens.

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul and R&B singing group. is situated 1200 feet east of Jesse Owens. Photo: sherealcool, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Gary Comer College Prep is a Level 1 public grade nine through twelve charter high school located in , ' Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. is situated 2300 feet south of Jesse Owens.

Metro station
Cottage Grove is a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's 'L' system, serving the Green Line's East 63rd branch and the neighborhood. is situated 3500 feet north of Jesse Owens. Photo: zol87, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Woodlawn, on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of Chicago's 77 community areas.

The Jackson Park Highlands District is a historic district in the community area of , , United States. is situated 1¼ miles east of Jesse Owens.

South Shore is one of 77 defined community areas of , , . is situated 1½ miles southeast of Jesse Owens. Photo: TonyTheTiger, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Hyde Park is a neighborhood and community area on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. is situated 1½ miles north of Jesse Owens. Photo: Urbanrules, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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