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Cracks in the wooden walls and blankets on the floor for beds – this is some of what you will see in the Jesse Owens Home Replica. The son of sharecroppers, Owens lived in a house much like the one pictured above, until the age of nine when his family moved to Cleveland.

While touring the home replica, visitors can listen to audio that tells of Jesse Owens’ life as a sharecropper’s son, narrated by Owens sibling Sylvester, who died Father’s Day 2005.

Rex Free (left), audiovisual specialist with Jesse Owens’ brother, Sylvester Owens as they record the audio Life as a Sharecropper’s Son, which is played for visitors as they tour the Home Replica.

Rex Free (left), audiovisual specialist with Jesse Owens’ brother, Sylvester Owens, as they record the audio Life as a Sharecropper’s Son, which is played for visitors as they tour the Home Replica.

Inside the Birth Home Replica

Inside the Birth Home Replica

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