Times Past

February 8, 2014

Track star Floyd Jeeter blazed a trail on race

Floyd Jeter has lived in San Luis Obispo since 1982. As a champion track and field college athlete in the 1950s, he faced racist insults, segregated accommodations and coaches who tried to ban him from competing.

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About Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger

Dan Krieger is a professor emeritus of history at Cal Poly and past president of the California Mission Studies Association.