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HISTORY: Remembering an unsung hero (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on HISTORY: Remembering an unsung hero (March 2018)

Central Tech student raced alongside Jesse Owens

Sam Richardson’s descendants pose on the steps of Central Technical School last month. Richardson’s family also spoke on the influence he had on the Black community, Toronto, and the nation at large. COURTESY CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL

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NEWS (JULY 2017): Remembering an unsung hero

August 1st, 2017 · 1 Comment

Central Tech student raced alongside Jesse Owens

PHOTO COURTESY CENTRAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL ARCHIVES: Sam Richardson passes the baton during the men’s 4×100 relay during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Like Jesse Owens, who became a friend, Richardson proudly represented his nation while facing the institutionalized racism of Nazi Germany.

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