“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”
Ms. Wilma Glodean Rudolph was number 20 of 22 children, born in 1940 in Tennessee. She was sickly with polio which she overcame and went on to run track and field and win as first American women, three gold medals at a single Olympics in Rome in 1960.[ii] Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, in the 1980's she also established the Wilma Rudolph Foundation to promote non-professional athletes.
She graduated Tennessee State U. and left competition to become a mother of four and then wrote her autobiography in 1977, Wilma.
She died at 54 of a brain tumor.Read More