11 28 2014
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The Wake of Vanport oral history

An Evening with Olympic Cyclist Nelson Vails

The event was held to raise money for the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation's Major Taylor Project

Back in 1984, Ed Ewing was watching the Los Angeles Summer Olympics on television when he witnessed Nelson Vails win the silver medal in the individual 1,000-meter match sprints. Vails became the first African American to earn an Olympic medal in bicycling. That moment had a tremendous impact on Ewing.

Read more: An Evening with Olympic Cyclist Nelson Vails

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