Jesse Owens' name returns to CPS school at 123rd, State

March 28, 2014 6:54:31 PM PDT
The name of legendary Olympian Jesse Owens is officially back on a Chicago public school.

A special ceremony was held Friday at the school that had been known as Gompers Elementary at 123rd and State Street.

The original Jesse Owens Community Academy two blocks away was one of dozens of schools closed in June.

The local school council protested the loss of the Owens' name, and in October, voted to make the change.

One of Jesse Owens' daughters was on hand for the event.

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