Cut wages, growing unemployment, poverty, and suffering were unforgettable
experiences during the Great Depression of the thirties. Many people learned
to face these hard times with the help of famous sports figures. They gave
hope and to many people pride in what they stood for to them.
One of these great sports figures who helped Americans was boxer Joe
Louis. In 1936 he fought the world champion Max Schmeling and had his first
lose. Max Schmeling
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sports. It made women proud and gave them someone to look
In conclusion the thirties were hard times but thanks to many great sport
figures like Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias life had
some moments of great pride and joy. People were allowed to feel good about
themselves whether they were black, white, or woman. They gave us
recognition as a united group, Americans who were notice around the world.