- Published: Thursday, 07 March 2013 03:35
- Written by Ellena Bowen Special to The Skanner News
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.