Wilma Rudolph was the very first African American to win four gold medals.
Olympic Icon Wilma Rudolph is the only African American woman to have won three gold medals. Rudolph left her mark on the track.
Speedskater Bonnie Blair won 5 gold medals from 1988 to 1994.
Jenny Thompson with 8.
The black African American to win four gold medals in the 1936 olympic games was the great Jesse Owens.
Jesse Owens was the African-American sprinter who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.