Jackie Robinson and Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers congratulate Wilma Rudolph at the Penn Relays
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Mosley, John W
DescriptionAn image of Jackie Robinson [left], Don Newcombe [center], and Wilma Rudolph at the Penn Relays. Wilma Rudolph was one of the most accomplished track and field stars in history. At the Olympic games in Rome, Italy in 1960, Rudolph won three gold medals while breaking world records in the 100, 200, and the relay. She was voted into the Black Athletes Hall of Fame in 1973 and the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1974. Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play in major league baseball in the modern era and was elected to the baseball hall of fame in 1962.