John Woodruff. The first black man to win a gold medal at the Olympics. A team mate of Jesse Owens in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  

John Woodruff

John Woodruff was a personal friend of our family.  I met him several times when he and his wife visited my mothers home. Rose and my mother were childhood friends.  He was a gracious man. I'm posting this because it's the dawn of the Summer Olympics and I had never seen this before!

The Nazi Olympics - African American Athletes

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