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Characters in the play HOW SHE PLAYED THE GAME by Cynthia Cooper Six spirited women from sports history overcome obstacles and stereotypes: Babe Didrikson, Gertrude Ederle, Althea Gibson, Sonia Henie, Eleonora Randolph Sears, Gretel Bergmann. These are Women Athletes who must be remembered.

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American swimmer Gertrude Ederle won several Olympic Medals, but she is most famous for being the first woman to swim the English Channel in She beat the men's world record by one hour and 59 minutes.

Gertrude Ederle

American swimmer Gertrude Ederle achieved fame when she competed in the 1924 Olympics and became the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926.

Althea Gibson won Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958 and the U. Championships in 1957 and In she earned the No. 1 ranking in the world and was named the AP Female Athlete of the Year in 1957 and She was the first African-American female to win the AP award.

Women’s History Month: focus on 1950s

1950—Althea Gibson is first black woman to play in the U.S. Open. She later wins Wimbledon. 1950—writer Hisaye Yamamoto publishes “The Legend of Miss Sasagawara” based on her experience as a Japane…

Althea Gibson, Women's Wimbledon Winner by Black History Album, also where my parents got my middle name from

Althea Gibson, Women's Wimbledon Winner

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Althea Gibson won Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958 and the U. Championships in 1957 and In she earned the No. 1 ranking in the world and was named the AP Female Athlete of the Year in 1957 and She was the first African-American female to win the AP award.

Althea Gibson, to win the Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958 and the U.S. Open in 1957 und 1958 in 1957 she earned the No. 1 Ranking in the World

Aug 22 - in officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U. American Athletes, American Sports, Women In History, Black History, Althea Gibson, American Tennis Players, Tennis Association, Sport Hall, Billie Jean King

Black undercount found in 1940 census

BC-US--1940 Census-Undercount,1st Ld-Writethru BC-US--1940 Census-Undercount,1st Ld-Writethru, US NEW YORK — It was on the streets of her Harlem ...

Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias Olympic athlete in multiple sports, and a champion stitcher who sewed many of her own golf outfits.

NONFICTION REVIEW: "Wonder Girl"

The life story of Babe Didrikson, one of professional golf's most accomplished athletes.

Photographic Print: Gertrude Ederle in Her Long-Distance Costume, Well Smeared with Grease, 1926 : History Projects, Exhibition, People Art, Powerful Women, American, Strong Women, Movie Stars, The Past, English Channel

'Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer, 1926' Photographic Print - Unknown | Art.com

Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer, 1926 Photographic Print by Unknown. Find art you love and shop high-quality art prints, photographs, framed artworks and posters at Art.com. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Explore 10 fascinating facts about the multi-sport titan that the Associated Press once named the “Woman Athlete of the Half Century. Althea Gibson, Fascinating Facts, You May, Athletic Women, Strong Women, Athletes, Equality, Fun Facts, Babe

10 Things You May Not Know About Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Explore 10 fascinating facts about the multi-sport titan that the Associated Press once named the “Woman Athlete of the Half Century.”

Babe Didrikson Print - papercut silhouette portrait of Babe Didrikson - all around athlete and Olymp Althea Gibson, Dallas Morning News, Babe Ruth, Silhouette Portrait, New York Style, Sports Stars, Track And Field, Olympians, Role Models

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Gertrude Ederle: First woman to swim the channel. First to cross using the crawl. Beat the men's record by 2 hours despite going far off course. Rain, wind, and huge waves didn't stop her. No excuses. Great Women, Amazing Women, English Channel Swim, Althea Gibson, The Crawl, Huge Waves, Bathing Beauties, Women In History, Famous Women

Local news, sports, business, politics, entertainment, travel, restaurants and opinion for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Local news, sports, business, politics, entertainment, travel, restaurants and opinion for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Althea Gibson, standing in Forest Hills Stadium, broke the color barrier at Forest Hills in 1950 by gaining entry into US Championships. Gibson, Wimbledon & US National Singles Champion, was inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame in Women In History, Black History, Althea Gibson, Us Championship, Vintage Tennis, Sport Icon, Star Wars, Sports Pictures, African American History

Althea Gibson, the first African-American woman to win in Wimbledon 1957

Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim across the English Channel (August, braving 21 miles of dangerous currently, hypothermia-inducing cold and nasty weather. She broke the male record in speed and time hours) at age

At the age of nineteen, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Also between 1921 and she set 29 United States and world records for swimming races. She won a gold medal in the 1924 Olympic games, as well as two bronze medals.

real role models for kids :: Gertrude Ederle

In this series, real role models for kids, I will feature some of the amazing people we have gotten to know better through our reading explorations. These people, to me, offer great examples to kids and adults. Examples that can be drawn on during challenges and dissapointment. While no one is perfect, I do think role models share at least these five characteristcs. 1. They are hard working. 2. They embrace failure and know that much is to be learned in it. 3. The are innovative and big…

Lesbian heiress power couple Eleanora Sears and Isabel Pell

reviews_and_ramblings | Eleonora "Eleo" Sears & Isabel Pell

Eleo Sears and Isabel Pell. Eleonora Sears was an American tennis player of the interwar period. She was also a champion squash player, and prominent in other sports. Among her friends and lovers were Isabel Pell, Mercedes de Acosta, Isadora Duncan, Alla Nazimova, Tallulah Bankhead, Greta Garbo, and Marlene Dietrich. Eleanor Roosevelt was one of Eleo’s close friends. As Eleo aged, a Frenchwoman, Marie Gendron, often called “Madame”, took her up.

Winner Babe Didrikson (R) and runner-up Patty Berg (L) at the All-American golf championship at the Tam O'Shanter Country Club, Chicago, Illinois,

Winner Babe Didrikson and runner-up Patty Berg at the All-American...

Winner Babe Didrikson and runner-up Patty Berg at the All-American golf championship at the Tam O'Shanter Country Club, Chicago, Illinois, 1950.

The Mother of Title IX: Trailblazing Athlete Eleonora Sears. Back in the early Eleonora Sears ice-skated shot rifles rode horses and raced yachts. She excelled in 19 sports making her Americas most versatile female athlete.

The Mother of Title IX: Trailblazing Athlete Eleonora Sears

Back in the early 1900s, Eleonora Sears ice-skated, shot rifles, rode horses, and raced yachts. She excelled in 19 sports, making her America’s most versatile female athlete. And—horrors—she wore pants.