Creator

Unknown

Date

1937

Creation Date

2014-05-14

Description

Black and White photograph from the Kermit King collection of Kermit King in mid air during an Intercollegiate Broad jump event at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin stadium. King won the championship for that event in 1937 with a jump of 25' 10 1/2". King tried out for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1936 but missed team placement by a fraction of an inch. In 2002 King was inducted in the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. At the time of his induction, King still held the PSU record for the broad jump, now called the long jump.

Object Type

Photograph

Identifier

psuap051

Image Format

Still Image

Location

Kansas -- Crawford County -- Pittsburg;

Rights

Digital image copyright 2014, Pittsburg State University. All rights reserved. For more information contact the Leonard H. Axe Library Special Collections, PSU, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Notes

Pittsburg State University, Special Collections

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Keywords

Kansas State Teachers College--Photographs; Universities and colleges--Kansas--Pittsburg--Photographs; Pittsburg (Kan.)--History--Photographs; Students--Kansas--Pittsburg; African American Track and field athletes--Kansas--Pittsburg--Photographs

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