S01 E128 - GBN Daily Drop for May 8, 2022: Olympic Gold Medalist Wilma Rudolph (Quote)

Good Black News: The Daily Drop by Lori Lakin Hutcherson
On Mother's Day 2022, we offer a quote from three-time Olympic gold medalist and international track star Wilma Rudolph on when you have a choice, always choose to believe your mother.To learn more about Wilma Rudolph, read her 1977 autobiography Wilma: The Story of Wilma Rudolph, Wilma Rudolph: A Biography from 2006, the children’s book  ...  See more
May 09 2022
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Hey, this is Lori Lakin Hutcherson, founder and editor in chief of goodblacknews.org, here to share with you a daily drop of Good Black News for Sunday, May 8th, 2022, based on the “A Year of Good Black News Page-A-Day Calendar” published by Workman Publishing. Today, for Mother’s Day, we offer a quote from three-time Olympic Gold Medalist and National Track and Field Hall of Famer Wilma Rudolph, who had polio as a young child:

“My doctors told me I’d never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.”

Wilma Glodean Rudolph was born prematurely in June 1940 and after contracting Scarlet Fever, pneumonia, polio and infantile paralysis, Rudolph wore braces on her legs until she was nine years old. Because there was so little medical care available to Black people in 1940s C

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