John Baxter Taylor Jr.
John Taylor was the first African American to win a gold medal in the Olympics. In 2012, Gabby Douglas became the first African American gymnast to win the individual all-around gold medal.
John Baxter Taylor was the first African American person to receive a gold medal in the Olympics. He received this gold medal in the Olympics of 1908.
Ice Skater Debbie Thomas was the first African American to win a medal at a Winter Olympics, winning the bronze medal in ladies figure skating at the 1988 winter Olympics. She is now an orthopedic surgeon..
Vonetta Flowers (2002 Olympic Bobsled Champion) was the 1st African-American to Win a Gold Medal in the Winter Olympics
In 1908, John Baxter Taylor became the first African American to win a gold medal at the Olympics. Unfortunately, Taylor died of typhoid pneumonia later that year.
History is made everyday. In 1908 John Baxter Taylor was the first African American to earn a gold medal in the Olympics.
Wilma Rudolph in 1960.
George Coleman Poage was the first African American to win a medal in the Olympics.
John Baxter Taylor .
John Taylor (Track and Field, 1908).
Who became the first African American to win a medal at the winter Olympics
1904 George Poage he won a bronze medal in 400 meter hurdles.
William Harvey Carney was the first African American to perform an action for which a Medal of Honor was awarded, but Robert Blake was the first African American to actually receive the Medal.
Shani Davis is the first African-American to won an winter Olympic gold medal in an individual event. He won it in 1000m speed skating event in 2006 in Turin, Italy.
George Poage (USA) became the first black athlete to medal at the Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the 1904 St Louis Olympics and he later went on to win the bronze in the 200m hurdles in the same games.He is the first African-American athlete to compete at the Olympic Games
The first African American woman to win a gold medal was Alice Coachman of Albany, Georgia who won the high jump event at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.
William Carney became the first African American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor on July 18, 1863.
Sergeant William Carney was the first African-American to receive the Medal of Honor
James Brendan Connolly.
Cullen Jones- Mens 4 x 100 relay team, 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics was the second african-american to win a gold medal in swimming. The first was Anthony Ervin, winning the 50-meter freestyle in a tie with Gary Hall Jr. in the Athens games in 2000.