VIDEO: Alice Coachman the First African American Woman to Win Olympic Gold

BY: - 10 Aug '12 | On the Web

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Who was the first African American woman to win Olympic gold? The answer is Alice Coachman, but did you know that? Before reading this post, could you have honestly answered this question?

With rags and no shoes Alice Coachman taught herself how to high jump. She would later win 25 national championship titles and eventually an Olympic Gold medal in the 1948 Olympic Games in London. You can learn more about Ms. Coachman and her amazing history in the video below.

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