Black History Month – John Baxter Taylor, Jr.

The Intellectual Revolution presents…

John Baxter Taylor, Jr.

John Baxter Taylor, Jr. was an American track and field athlete, notable as the first African-American to win an Olympic gold medal. Taylor was a member of the gold medal medley 1600 meter relay team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, where he ran the third leg. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the most prominent African-American member of the Irish American Athletic Club. He was also a member of the Sigma Pi Phi.

1908 Olympic Relay Team

Penn's 1904 Track Team

John Baxter Taylor, Jr.

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