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Alice Coachman

Born: Nov. 9, 1923
Track & Field

became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal with her win in the high jump in 1948 (London); broke the high school and college high jump records despite not wearing any shoes; member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.


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