Wilma Rudolph at the finish line during 50-yard dash at track meet in Madison Square Garden, 1961.

Wilma Rudolph at the finish line during 50-yard dash at track meet in Madison Square Garden, 1961.

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Title:Wilma Rudolph at the finish line during 50-yard dash at track meet in Madison Square Garden, 1961.
Date:1961
Description:

Black-and-white photograph taken in 1961 showing track star Wilma Rudolph crossing the finish line during a 50-yard dash at Madison Square Garden. She is shown coming in before three other runners. Rudolph, an extraordinary athlete, participated in both the 1956 and 1960 Olympic games, winning medals both times and breaking world records in 1960.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Rudolph, Wilma, 1940- | African American women athletes--New York (State)--New York | African American athletes--New York (State)--New York | Track and field--New York (State)--New York | Madison Square Garden (New York, N.Y.) | New York (N.Y.)
Collection:
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division | African-American Odyssey Collection (Library of Congress)
Online Publisher:Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress
Original Material:

New York World-Telegram & Sun Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Division. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Related Materials:

Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/archive/09/0923001r.jpg