Posted March 10, 2019
Ohio–Champion of Sports Media Kit
High resolution images of people and events featured in the exhibit: https://bit.ly/2Cgfx8P
See videos about the athletes and artifacts showcased in Ohio–Champion of Sports:
LeBron James rookie jersey unboxing
Ohio History Connection registrar Lesley Poling unboxes LeBron James’s rookie jersey from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture. See it on display at the Ohio History Center March 16–September 29, 2019.
Ohio Roller Derby artifacts
Kara “Burnadeath” Penniman of Ohio Roller Derby shares her jersey, skates and other items from the team with Ohio History Connection curator Eric Feingold.
The making of “The Jesse Owens Story”
Ohioan Jesse Owens astounded the world when he won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Get a look at the making of a comic about his life that appeared in a recent issue of Echoes Magazine, the Ohio History Connection’s publication for members.
Basketball star Katie Smith talks about her first Olympics experience:
Boxer Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini talks about his father’s influence on his boxing:
Marlene Owens Rankin and Beverly Owens Prather share memories of their father Jesse Owens:
Buster Douglas shares his feelings going into the historic heavyweight title fight against Mike Tyson: