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Otis Davis: African American Otis Crandall Davis was born on July 12, 1932, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In his youth, he faced segregation and racism, but overcame it to become an Olympic Gold Medalist in track and field and a world record holder. He won two gold medals in the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy, and in the process he claimed the world record for the 400-meter race.

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