He was a trailblazer in the world of sports and he's from right here in Cleveland. In today's Portrait in Black History, we recognize Harrison Dillard, who won four Olympic gold medals in 1948, becoming the only man to win gold in both sprinting and hurdling.
Dillard graduated from East Tech High School in 1941, moving on to Baldwin Wallace University.
But, he was drafted into the Army, where he served with the all-black infantry division known as the Buffalo Soldiers. After completing his service in 1945, he returned to Baldwin Wallace and graduated in 1949.
He later worked for the Cleveland Indians in scouting and public relations.
Dillard is 91 years old and still lives on the east side of Cleveland.
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