Morning Edition Friday, February 17th: "The Olympian: An American Triumph"

On Friday, Feb. 17th, an interview with the author of "The Olympian: An American Triumph".   Craig Williams tells the unique story of the first African-American Olympic Gold Medalist back in 1908 in the London summer games.

With the Olympic summer games once again to be held in London this summer and during Black History Month, this unusual story of a time between the emancipation of the slaves and the era of Jim Crow laws is particularly timely.