Chapter 6: Making Pop Proud: A letter to Jesse from a young fan

On page 294, in an appendix to “Making Pop Proud,” I quote from a letter sent to Jesse from a young fan named Andy of East Brunswick, New  Jersey.

Jesse proved that regardless of your background, your age, your financial status, your ethnicity–you could make it.  Jesse spent a great deal of effort in making pop proud.  And his young fan expressed his desire to in turnmake Jesse proud.

Here is a copy of the original letter.

jesse owens boysletter1977


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