Black American Athletes Travel to 1936 Berlin Olympics

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These were some of the 18 black athletes that competed for the USA at the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. Onboard the SS Manhattan: Left to right, standing: Dave Albritton (High Jump Silver Medalist; Cornelius Johnson (High Jump Gold Medalist); Tidye Pickett (80m Hurdles); Ralph Metcalfe (100m Silver Medalist, 4x100m Gold Medalist); Jimmy Clark (Boxing); Mack Robinson (200m Silver Medalist). Background, between Clark & Robinson: Willis Johnson (Boxing). Kneeling: John Terry (Weightlifting); John Brooks (Broad Jump).


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