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        Gloria Hemphill Speaks about Her Father, Jesse Owens

        Gloria Hemphill is the daughter of the famous athlete Jesse Owens. Ms. Hemphill talks about her father and his legacy. Jesse Owens was born in Alabama and became an athlete in the field of track and field, shattering a number of world records while in college. He won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. Later in his life he became an inspirational public speaker. Owens continues to receive awards, even after his death in 1980. Owens was one of the honorees featured in the 2012 AT&T Alabama African American History Calendar.

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