17 Women Who Made Olympic History


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Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett
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At the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games, Louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett (photographed in the top row) became the first African-American women selected for the U.S. Olympic team for the 400-meter relay. However, due to their race, they were barred to competing and were often segregated from white athletes at the event.