Louise Stokes: Black Olympian Who Never Got a Fair Shot

Louise Stokes was one of the first African American women to qualify for an olympic team in track and field. Stokes was born in Malden, Massachusetts in 1913, and was the oldest of six children to William, a gardener, and Mary Wesley Stokes, a domestic. Stokes began running while she was a student at the […]

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