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National Visionary Leadership Project: Alice Coachman

Only Available in Archive Formats.
National Visionary Leadership Project: Alice Coachman

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National Visionary Leadership Project: Alice Coachman

National Visionary Leadership Project: Alice Coachman

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Alice Coachman defied segregation by creating her own high jump training facility with strings, sticks and rags. In 1948, she became the first African-American woman to win Olympic gold. In our continuing series highlighting the lives of important African Americans, co-produced by the National Visionary Leadership Project, Alice Coachman speaks with documentarian Renee Poussaint.