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Celebrating Black History

The month of February is a time to pay tribute to and celebrate black history. For the Women’s Sports Foundation, we would like to honor the incredible African-American women who have paved the way for future generations. From Wilma Rudolph who inspired millions when she demonstrated the ability to overcome great adversity, to Jackie Joyner-Kersee who became the most decorated woman in Olympic track & field history. From Althea Gibson who was the first woman of color to win Wimbledon in 1957, to Serena Williams who is considered by many to be the greatest professional female athlete in history. To all those women and so many more, we salute you. Throughout the month of February, the Foundation featured Tweets to celebrate these women and their phenomenal accomplishments in sport history.

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Learn more about how WSF is committed to give all girls access to sports through our program Sports 4 Life, our research reports 'Her Life Depends On It III' and 'Go Out and Play', as well as featured blogs.