Going for Gold: Famous Black Olympians

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  • 011912 sports famous olympic athletes florence griffith joyner
  • 011912 sports famous olympic athletes george coleman poage
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  • Gabby Douglas
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  • 011912 sports famous olympic athletes muhammad ali
  • Allyson Felix
  • Lia Neal
  • Cullen Jones
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George Coleman Poage

George Coleman Poage overcame great racial adversity to be a part of the third-ever Olympic games in St. Louis in 1904, in which many of the events were segregated. Poage competed in the 220-yard and 440-yard hurdles and won a bronze medal in each, the first African-American to win a medal in the Olympic Games. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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