Audrey Patterson (September 27, 1926 — August 23, 1996) was the first African American woman to win an Olympic medal; she won a bronze medal in the 200-meter dash at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Patterson was born in New Orleans to Lionel Patterson and Josephine Nero Patterson.[1] She attended Danneel Elementary School and Gilbert Academy,[citation needed] where she developed […]

Audrey Patterson