Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The New York Times - Dr. LeRoy T. Walker

"LeRoy T. Walker, a leading American track and field coach who was the first African-American to coach a United States men’s Olympic track team and to serve as the president of the United States Olympic Committee, died Monday in Durham, N.C... When he was named the president of the U.S.O.C., he told The New York Times that he marveled at the road he had taken as 'a guy born in Atlanta, where segregation was rampant.' He added, 'It sounds Hollywoodish, yet there it is.'"

- LeRoy T. Walker, a Pioneer of U.S. Olympics, Dies at 93, The New York Times

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