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Johnson, Rafer, 1935-


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    • Johnson, Rafer Lewis, 1935-
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    • Birth Date

        19350818
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Los Angeles
        • Organization: (naf) Pi Lambda Phi
        • Organization: (naf) Peace Corps (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
        • Organization: (naf) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
        • Organization: (naf) National Urban League
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Hillsboro (Tex.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: The best that I can be, 1998:CIP t.p. (Rafer Johnson) pref., etc. (b. 1935; won gold medal in the decathlon at the Rome Olympics in 1960)
    • found: PREMARC, Feb. 20, 1998(hdg.: Johnson, Rafer Lewis, 1935- )
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(Johnson, Rafer; Rafer Lewis Johnson; track and field athlete, olympic medalist, radio / television personality, television actor, civil rights activist; born 18 August 1935 in Hillsboro, Texas, United States; enrolled at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA); Pan American record in the decathlon (1955); joined Pi Lambda Phi; represented the United States at the Melbourne Olympics (1956) and Little Olympics; at the 1960 Rome Olympics, he was named captain of the U.S. Olympic team, marking the first time that a person of color carried the American flag during the opening ceremonies, won a gold medal in the decathlon's final event, the 1,500-meter run and set a new Olympic record; signed a movie contract with Twentieth Century Fox and had several television appearances; worked as a broadcaster at Tokyo Olympics(1964); sports reporter at KNBC in Los Angeles, California; involved with the Peace Corps and the Special Olympics; actively involved with the NAACP, the Fair Housing Congress, and the Urban League, especially following the 1965 Watts riot)
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    • 1998-02-19: new
    • 2015-04-16: revised
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