Jesse Owens Museum

The Jesse Owens Museum, at Jesse Owens Memorial Park, is divided into three galleries that focus on different aspects of the Olympian's life and career. The Running Gallery, pictured here, centers on his athletic career and features photographs, memorabilia, and replicas of artifacts related to his feats of speed on the track. In the photo to the right, he is depicted with his competitor in the long jump, German Carl Ludwig "Luz" Long, who defied his country's Nazi leaders at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games by befriending Owens.

Photo courtesy of Ginger Ann Brook