Afro History Today in Afro History ! John Woodruff wins Gold Medal in the 800m run, at the 1936 Olympic Games ! written by Marc Alexander August 4, 2019 John Woodruff,was an American track star and winner of the 800 metres at the 1936 Summer Olympics. He competed in track in college at the University of Pittsburgh. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsOlympic swimmer Michael Phelps is a new dadToday in Afro History ! George Coleman Poage becomes the first Afro American to win a medal in an Olympic Games. He won two bronze medals in the 1904 Olympics !Today in Afro History ! Iowa State University’s first Afro American football player, Jack Trice suffered fatal injuries during a game in 1923. He died two days later.Today in Afro History ! The USS Harmon is the first U.S. warship named after an Afro American war hero in 1943 ! It was named after Medal of Valor recipient, Leonard Roy Harmon !Today in Afro History ! Tommie Smith and John Carlos perform the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics ! The Million Man March on Washington in 1995 !Today in Afro History ! Speed Skater, Shani Davis becomes the first Afro athlete to win an individual gold medal in the Winter Olympics in 2006 ! Today in Afro History ! John Woodruff wins Gold Medal in the 800m run, at the 1936 Olympic Games ! was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! U.S. President, Barack Obama ! Singer/Musician Louis Armstrong ! Singer/Rapper, Marques Houston ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Hurdler, Lolo Jones ! NBA player , Patrick Ewing ! D.J. Funkmaster Flex ! NFL player, C.J. Spiller ! You may also like 15 concert tours we wished hadn't skipped... July 13, 2018 ‘I couldn’t believe I did it’ June 28, 2015 Woman Convicted Of Killing Infant Daughter In... July 16, 2018 The rise of Migos | Behind the... July 1, 2018 Pics Of LeBron And Savannah Out With... July 10, 2018 Rays Top Yankees In Night To Forget... July 24, 2018 Immigrant father describes 27-day separation from young... July 12, 2018 Review: Old-school and new-school collide in Kamasi... June 26, 2018 Breaking stereotypes, duo takes violin, viola into... April 12, 2018 Coast Guard Raises Duck Boat That Sank... July 23, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.