September 1, 1904: First African American athlete to win an Olympic games medal.
The first African-American to win an Olympic games medal was George Coleman. He clinched the medal September 1, 1904.
George Coleman Poage (November 6, 1880 – April 11, 1962) was an American track and field athlete. He was the first African-American athlete to win a medal in the Olympic Games, winning two bronze medals at the 1904 games in St. Louis.
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