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Transcript of Wilma Rudolph
By: Noah Vasilj Quotes: "Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life."
"I was 4 or 5 when I first realized that there were a lot of white people in this world and that they belonged to a world that was nothing at all like the world we black people live in."
"With a positive attitude, determination, courage and hard work, there is little we can not do." Double Timeline Wilma Rudolph Double Timeline Wilma Rudolph is born 1940 1951 World War II ends, the Holocaust ends The color TV is introduced 1945 Rudolph becomes first woman
to win three gold medals in
a single Olympics 1960 Wilma Rudolph retires 1962 The US Postal Service
designs stamp with her
face on it 2004 1942: Anne Frank goes
into hiding 1945: Wilma is stricken
with polio 1956: Wilma Rudolph
enters her first Olympics
at age 16 1958: Rudolph accepts
scholarship from Tennessee
State University 1973: Rudolph is
the black athletes
hall of fame 1994: Wilma Rudolph dies Focus Question What did Wilma Rudolph accomplish and overcome to succeed her dream? Born in St. Bethlehem, Tennessee
Was the twentieth of 21 children born in her family
Very rough childhood, very poor
Stricken with polio at age 5
Was forced to wear a brace and overcome this disease.
Attended Tennessee State University
Was tutored by her family because she was crippled
First started walking on her own at age 12
Was nicknamed "Skeeter " for her great speed
Entered her first Olympics when she was 16
First American Woman to win 3 Gold Medals in a single Olympics
Was inducted into the women's Olympic hall of fame in the 1980s Accomplishments Video Background Information