George Coleman Poage: First African-American Athlete to Win a Medal in the Olympic Games

George Coleman Poage, 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. Poage was born in Hannibal, Missouri. His family moved to La Cross, Wisconsin, in 1884. After the death of his father in 1888, Poage along with his mother […]

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