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Wilma Rudolph overcame polio and other illnesses as a child to become one of the most celebrated athletes of her day. A pioneer among African American women in sports, in 1960 she became the first American woman to win three track and field gold medals in a single Olympics, winning the 100 and 200 meter sprint and the 4×100 relay team. Rudolph’s autobiography Wilma appeared in 1977.

Wilma Rudolph lecture, part 1 [Download]

Wilma Rudolph lecture, part 2 [Download]

Feature on developments at the W.E.B. Du Bois aired on WAMC radio (Albany, N.Y.) [Download]

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