Alice Coachman (b. 1923)
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Ennis, Lisa A
DescriptionEncyclopedia article about Alice Coachman. Few athletes have dominated a sport as thoroughly as Alice Coachman dominated the high jump. Named to five All-American teams, she won a gold medal in the 1948 Olympics, becoming the first African American woman to do so. She has been inducted into eight halls of fame.
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