On This Day in Outdoor Afro History…

by Zoë Polk

On August 9, 1936, Outdoor Afro Jesse Owens broke world records by winning 4 Gold medals in the Berlin Olympics.  77 years later, Outdoor Afros in Oakland, California celebrated Mr. Owens by striking  our own starting pose on our hike in Sibley Volcanic Regional Park!

jesse owens and oa

Thank you, Jesse Owens for contributing to the long, proud history of African Americans thriving, inspiring and winning in the Outdoors!