Danville, Alabama: Jesse Owens Park and Museum

African American star athlete and Olympics vanquisher of the Nazis is remembered with a park that includes a small museum, birth home replica, 1936 torch replica, long jump pit, and a 14-ft tall bronze statue of Jesse Owens dashing into the Olympic rings.

Jesse Owens Memorial Park

7019 County Rd 203, Danville, AL
Intersection of county road 203 and 187 at Oakville - Danville.
M-Sa 10-4, Su 1-4 (Call to verify)
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Jesse Owens Memorial Park and Museum

This park and museum is located near the birthplace of the black Olympic hero who defeated Hitler's athletes and won several gold medals. It is located near a Cherokee Indian Mound and park. Several of Jesse Owens relatives live near the park at the present time.

[J.W. Blackwood, 01/26/2001]

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