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Archie Williams at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin

African American athlete Archie Williams competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. He won the gold medal in the 400-meter race. The US team was the second largest to compete in the 1936 Summer Olympic Games with 312 members, including 18 African Americans. 


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American track and field athlete Archie Williams at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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