Metcalfe, Ralph H.

Black Achievers In American History

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Ralph H. Metcalfe was born in 1910 in Atlanta, Georgia.  As a child, he moved with his mother to Chicago, Illinois, where he grew up and attended Tilden Technical High School.  Ralph was a gifted runner; he worked hard at both his studies and his running and before he graduated in 1930, he became a national interscholastic champion in sprinting…