Category: Black history

Review: The Quickest Kid In Clarksville

At the 1960 Olympic Games, African American sprinter Wilma Rudolph became the first woman from the United States to win three gold medals at the same Olympics.  Rudolph grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, a segregated town. After her victories, Rudolph…

The Many Faces of Josephine Baker

In this multi-layered portrait of one of the most famous African-American performers of the 20th century for Chicago Review Press’s Women of Action series, Peggy Caravantes presents us with Josephine Baker: a flamboyant, difficult woman whose dream of integration and…