He is called Jesse Owens because his elementary teacher misinterpreted his name when he told her his name was "J.C" (Initials for James Cleveland) for his heavy Alabama accent made it sound like "Jesse". From then on, he was known as Jesse Owens.
They call him that because when he went to school he was shy and the teacher asked him what his name is and he said "J.C. ma'am" very quietly and the teacher said "Okay Jesse" and Jesse was to shy to correct her and so it stayed as Jesse and he thought it sound fine so that is why they call him Jesse Owens instead of James Cleveland Owens.
His given names were James Cleveland and he was known as JC but his track coach heard 'Jesse' and the name stuck.
they called Jesse Owens the Buckeye bullet because he can run fast
His initials were JCO. So when he went to Ohio, his teacher asked hi name and he said "JC". So, with his southern accent, it sounded like Jesse.
he is important because people call him names when he races and he gets awards
Shag Jesse...or James...it's your call.
Garret Morgan established the Cleveland Call in 1920.
Tex Owens wrote the song Cattle Call.