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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09798.03 Author/Creator: Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Typed letter signed Date: 12 June 1953 Pagination: 1 photograph ; 26.7 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One typewritten letter to Ken Brown from Jesse Owens dated June 12, 1953. Thanks Brown for a previous letter. Letterhead is from the State Athletic Commission of Illinois. Refers to a flood where people may receive better housing due to the damage. Mentions an autographed photograph (see GLC09798.02) that he includes with the letter.

People: Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980

Historical Era:

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansAthletes

Sub Era: The Fifties

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