Black History:  Special Delivery!!

OLYMPICS 6

Check out these 5 Black Olympic Firsts!

1)CONSTANTIN HENRIQUEZ DE ZUBIERA

CONSTANTIN HENRIQUEZ DE ZUBIERA
CONSTANTIN HENRIQUEZ DE ZUBIERA

Born in Haiti, Constantin Henriquez de Zubriera was the 1st black to compete in the Olympics. He competed at the 1900 games in Paris.

2)GEORGE POAGE

GEORGE POAGE
GEORGE POAGE

U.S. hurdler, Geoarge Poage was the first African American to win a medal at the Olympics. He won two bronze medals at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, MO

3)Alice Coachman

ALICE COACHMAN
ALICE COACHMAN

Alice Coachman was an American high jumper who finished first at the 1948 Olympics. She was the first black woman to win a gold medal.

4)Vonetta Flowers

VONETTA FLOWERS
VONETTA FLOWERS

Vonetta Flowers along with her partner Jill Bakken received the gold medal in bobsledding in 2002. Flowers is the first African American to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

5)SHANI DAVIS

SHANI DAVIS
SHANI DAVIS

In 2006, Shani Davis won first place in the 1,000 meter speed skating competition. He was the first black Olympian win an individual medal at the Winter Olympics.

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Did you miss yesterday’s post on the “Tour For Diversity In Medicine”?¬† Click the link to learn more about how two African American Physicians are traveling the country by bus to encourage students of color to pursue careers in medicine!

https://blackmail4u.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/tour-for-diversity-in-medicine-encouraging-minority-students-to-pursue-medical-careers/

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