|Event(s)||Sprint, Long jump|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||60 yd: 6.1 100 yd: 9.4 100 m: 10.3 200 m: 20.7 220 yd: 20.3|
Is an Olympic medal real gold?
The gold medal is in fact made from gold-plated pure silver, with around 6 grams of gold out of a total weight of 556 grams. A silver medal is worth around $450 if you melt it down.
Who was the first African American?
First African American elected to the U.S. Senate, and first to serve in the U.S. Congress: Hiram Rhodes Revels (R–MS). First African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives: Joseph Rainey (R-SC).
Who became the first black American to play basketball in 1948?
|High school||Parker-Gray (Alexandria, Virginia)|
|College||West Virginia State (1946–1950)|
|NBA draft||1950 / Round: 9 / Pick: 100th overall|
|Selected by the Washington Capitols|