Wilma Rudolph Research Paper

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Wilma Rudolph Wilma Rudolph once said, “Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. And I know what struggle is.” Wilma Glodean Rudolph, born prematurely on June 23, 1940, was an incredible woman. (Sanders, 2015). Born in a family of 22 kids, Rudolph had an extremely unwealthy home and life. She had many diseases, but the one that left her disabled was polio. Eventually, she got over polio, and became the fastest woman in the world. Wilma Rudolph was an Afrian Amerian woman that persisted to overcome polio. She created courage and inspiration, and illuminated the world by becoming the fastest woman in the world. Wilma Rudolph inspired the world by creating courage. She has inspired different people all over the world. She used courage to get over more than…show more content…
Rudolph impacted humans because she was the woman that did the unthinkable, becoming the fastest woman in the world. “Wilma’s celebrity brought unprecedented attention to women in the Olympics, especially to women’s track and field events. She inspires generations of women athletes especially minority women athletes who faced so much more barriers to achieving their dreams.” (Engel,2014). One athlete tells Wilma’s impact on her, “It was a great thrill for me to see. I thought I’d never get to see that. Florence Griffith Joyner — every time she ran, I ran.” (Engel, 2015). She illuminated our world because she was an African American that got over segregation. After Rudolph’s races, she came home and found out that there would be a party to celebrate her. Wilma refused, because it was segregated, and the party soon became Clarksville’s first biracial event. (“Wilma Rudolph,” Tennessee History, 2010). If Wilma Rudolph hadn’t had risen courageously over racism and her disease, than people all over the world would have no inspiration and would not have the courage to go on doing amazing
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