Patterson, Audrey (1926–1996)

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Patterson, Audrey (1926–1996)

African-American runner. Name variations: Mickey Patterson; Audrey Patterson-Tyler. Born Sept 27, 1926, in New Orleans, LA; died Sept 1996 after a heart attack in San Diego, CA; attended Tennessee State.

Won a bronze medal in the 200 meters at London Olympics (1948), the 1st African-American woman medalist in the history of the Games; coached more than 5,000 youths in track and field in Southern California.

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