Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LeRoy T. Walker, U.S. Olympic Committee’s First Black President, Is Dead at 93

In 1992, the acquittal of white police officers in the Rodney King beating inflamed racial tensions in South Los Angeles, a center of black culture. Today, Latinos are the majority.

As the track and field coach at North Carolina Central in Durham, Mr. Walker developed Olympic medalists and numerous national champions.

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