Juju's Inspiration: Wilma Rudolph Ran for Her Country, Against Discrimination

Half a century ago, gold medal-winning runner Wilma Rudolph was so fast that she ran right into the pages of history. Her journey to Olympic glory is nothing short of awe inspiring. It began in the dirt-poor segregated southern town of Clarkville, Tenn., in 1940. She was the 20th of 22 children and weighed just four pounds at birth. The sickly child was stricken with scarlet fever, pneumonia and even polio. Doctors said it was unlikely she would ever walk. But through sheer force of will,...Full Story
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