September 1: First African-American Athlete wins Olympic games medal

September 1: First African-American Athlete wins Olympic games medal

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

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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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