African Americans: Tige Tiger Woods

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When Owens returned back to the United States, he wasn’t congratulated properly. The President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, didn’t even congratulate him or even meet with him after his success at the 1936 Olympic Games. Jesse Owens didn’t get recognized for his success until 1976, when President General Ford awarded him with the Medal of Freedom. Even when Owens returned to his native country, he still couldn’t sit in the front of the bus and he had to enter the bus in the back door. He also couldn’t live where he wanted, he wasn’t invited to shake hands with Adolf Hitler, and he didn’t get invited to the white house either. Jesse Owens smoked up to a pack of cigarettes a day for most of his life and he eventually died of lung cancer on March 31, 1980. (Jesse)…show more content…
He was the first African American to win the U.S. Masters and he was also the youngest to win the U.S. Masters, at the age of 21. Tiger’s real name was Eldrick Tont Woods but his dad started to call him ‘Tiger’ at a young age and it just stuck. Woods was born on December 30, 1975. He attended the University of Stanford and won numerous golf titles, before turning professional in 1996. Woods attended the U.S. Masters in Augusta at the age of 21. After that, Tiger Woods went on to win 13 majors and was named PGA player of the year 10 times. Woods then went on to win many more tours and championships, but it all eventually started to go downhill for him after

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