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The Fabulous Tigerbelles – Women’s Track Olympic Legends

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The Fabulous Tigerbelles – Women’s Track Olympic Legends

June 13 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

10 members of the Tennessee State Tigerbelles track team pose with dozens of the trophies they won.
Members of the Tennessee State Tigerbelles women’s track team pose with dozens of the trophies they won.

 

Join us for the epic story of the Tennessee State University all-Black women’s track team and their fight for women’s athletics, racial equality in the Jim Crow South, and Olympic glory.  Wilma Rudolph, who in 1960 became the first woman to earn 3 Olympic Medals at a single Olympic Games, was only one of the stars of the legendary track team.  

Author Aime Alley Card combined archival records with interviews of team members to tell the in-depth story of the Tigerbelles, who dominated Track and Field for decades, winning over 23 Olympic Medals, setting world records, and trailblazing for women’s sports.

Doors open at 6:45 for visitors to tour the museum.  A brief business meeting at 7:15 is followed by the talk at 7:30.  Free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Venue

Stoneham Historical Society & Museum
36 William Street
Stoneham, MA 02180 United States
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Phone
7815723126