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 PostsToday 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 !Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is a new dadToday 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 ! 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 ! 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 The SZA Season February 21, 2018 Dozens of moms breastfeed at pool after... July 23, 2018 Saban’s open-door policy a factor in Alabama’s... June 3, 2018 Local musicians feted at annual Detroit Music... May 5, 2018 PJ Morton Feels Like A 'Giant' Heading... January 28, 2018 Drake: Cutthroat killer and gushing crooner —... July 6, 2018 The Friday Review: Crush by Ravyn Lenae February 23, 2018 R&B, gospel singer Mavis Staples will speak... February 11, 2018 Steph Curry and wife welcome baby boy,... July 5, 2018 Ruling puts fate of convicted killers on... October 15, 2016 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.