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DeHart Hubbard, 1927

DeHart Hubbard
1925 photo, Rentschler's Studio (Ann Arbor), Rentschler's Studio photograph collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Although he wasn’t allowed to compete in some events at the 1924 Olympics because he was African American, Hubbard entered and won the long jump in the track and field competition. He became the first Afrian American to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event.

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