| Share
 

Willye B. White

athlete and health administrator
Born: Dec. 31, 1939
Birthplace: Money, Miss.
Died: Feb. 6, 2007 (Chicago)

The first American track and field athlete to compete in five Olympics, from 1956 to 1972, White was America's best female long jumper of the time. She won two Olympic silver medals, nine consecutive U.S. outdoor championships, and set seven American records. She was elected to eleven halls of fame, including those of International Women's Sports, National Track and Field, and Black Sports.

She moved to Chicago in 1960, and became a city government health administrator and director of recreational services. In 1991, she founded the Willye White Foundation to help children.

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Willye B White from Infoplease:

  • Willye B. White - Biography of Willye B. White, The first American track and field athlete to compete in five Olympics, from 1956 to 1972, White was America's best female long jumper of th…
Warning: fsockopen(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /site/html/include/amazon.php on line 71 Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to :3128 (php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known) in /site/html/include/amazon.php on line 71

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring