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 Chance the Rapper and King Louie guest... May 7, 2018 Best R&B Albums of 2017 December 18, 2017 1 Dead, 1 Injured In Forest Hills... October 10, 2017 The Lions were listless — and it... December 24, 2017 Yoonmirae Returns to Her Roots With 'Gemini... July 6, 2018 Holiday gifts from teammates to NFL offensive... December 30, 2017 U.S. hiring strengthens in June despite threat... July 6, 2018 Drug cartels, a vanished dad, almost retiring... July 1, 2018 Harvey Weinstein indicted on new accusations of... July 2, 2018 Tamia on 'So Into You' Turning 20,... May 29, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.