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From “Lawrence County Negro” to National Hero: The Commemoration of Jesse Owens in Alabama

Barclay Key

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In a poignant essay about Jesse Owens—the world-renowned athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics—Barclay Key illustrates the difficulty of memorializing black historical figures ... More


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