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Feb 19 Leroy T Walker

LeRoy T. Walker was the first black coach of an American Olympic team and the first black president of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Walker made history at the 1976 Summer Olympics, becoming the first black coach of an American Olympic team. Walker led the U.S. men’s track and field team to medal in 19 different events, collecting six gold medals. He was named president of the United States Olympic Committee in 1992, becoming the first African American ever named to that post.

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