American Portraits

That Golden Moment: Jesse Owens and Identity

In this lesson, students will explore the life Jesse Owens and how it was shaped by his identity. Through his example, students will understand how they can develop their own identity and how this develop will help them advance freedom in their own lives.

Founding Principles

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Equality

Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.

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Private Virtue

The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.

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