As It Happens Alice Coachman Davis: First Black Woman to Win a Gold Medal

As It Happens Alice Coachman Davis: First Black Woman to Win a Gold Medal

She broke records and broke down barriers. In 1948, Alice Coachman Davis became the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, paving the way for other black athletes — both male and female — to follow in her spiked-shoe footsteps. She passed away on July 14 and is remembered here as a sports pioneer.

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  • Added on: 08/08/2014
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Subjects
Coachman, Alice [LCSH] Olympic Games (14th :1948 :London, England) [LCSH] African American women athletes [LCSH] Sports [RVM] Women's studies [LCSH]
Team
Alice Coachman (Subject), Rick MacInnes-Rae (Journalist), Chris Howden (Journalist)
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