Friday, July 31, 2015

Jesse Owens Mural Unveiling

A beautiful "I Am Jesse Owens" mural, created by Danny Carver with help from his students at the Cleveland School of the Arts, was unveiled in a ceremony Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Lonnie Burten Recreation Center in Cleveland.

Carver spoke passionately about the struggles and triumphs of Cleveland-born Olympic gold medalist Owens. "He affirmed that individual excellence, rather than race or nation, distinguishes an individual. His legacy remains strong not only throughout Ohio but across the nation." Carver urged young people to elarn about history and "make a difference. Leave some kind of legacy." (Photos by Pamela Zoslov)