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Jesse Owens at 1936 Olympics

My Boy Jesse

From November 7, 1936, the true story of what Jesse Owens went through after the 1936 Olympics, as told by his coach. I don’t want this to sound like a personal bellyache. If I do... More

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Two of Jesse Owens’ daughters, Gloria Owens Hemphill (left) and Marlene Owens Rankin pose with Race star Stephan James
Jesse Owens’ Place in History

As the Jesse Owens film, Race, hits theaters, we present original reporting by and about the iconic runner that helps frame a historic moment.... More

Memories of Mark Twain

In 1900, a Post reporter hunted up the old schoolmates of Mark Twain who recalled their adventures with the young author.... More

Student doctors hovering over child
The Fight for Women Doctors

Though the first woman in the U.S. to earn a medical degree graduated in 1849, it would take more than a century for “doctor” to... More

Making the Case for AA

In 1941, the Post reported on an obscure group known as Alcoholics Anonymous. The article would become a turning point in the organization’s history.... More

Jack Alexander
A Skeptical Journalist

Four years after his groundbreaking article on AA was published, writer Jack Alexander recalled his initial doubts about the group in an AA publication.... More

Who Was Carry Nation?

Journalist William Allen White wrote an editorial in 1901 defending the woman who aimed to put an end to alcohol abuse while wielding an ax.... More

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