John Baxter Taylor: Strong And Intelligent Young Man

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John Baxter Taylor
Black Runner

John Baxter Taylor was a noble, strong, and intelligent young man who was famous for being the first black man to ever win an Olympic gold medal. However, it took time for John to accomplish this. It all started when John Taylor was born in Washington, D.C, on November 3, 1882. His parents’ names were Sarah Thomas and John Baxter. John’s family moved from Washington to Philadelphia in his childhood. From there he attended a central high school and soon joined the track team. John soon became the captain! Soon after graduating from high school, John enrolled at the Brown Preparatory School and was a member of an undefeated 1 mile relay team! Before he knew it, he was a step closer to becoming a world champion.

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