Detroit students honor one of history's greatest athletes

Students in one Detroit school honor one of the greatest athletes in history. 

Students from the Charles Wright Academy of Arts and Science unveiled a mural of Jesse Owens. The track and field star won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany, as Adolph Hitler was looking on. 

This was a project for Black History Month.

"We're hoping that Owens' legacy will carry on and that our youth and our community will continue to believe in themselves, and to make a difference," said Katie Kostrzeba of Focus Features. 

"I'm very proud to display this on my building. We're in the community, and, for me, for children in the community to see such a powerful person as Jesse Owens displayed in their community means a lot to me," said Clement Brown of the Fame Shop. 

The banner is located on the front of the Fame Shop building on Detroit's west side. 
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