Episode 21 – Wilma Glodean Rudolph

In Episode 21, we discuss Wilma Glodean Rudolph, who overcame sickness and physical disabilities early in life to become one of the greatest sprinters in Olympic history. Following her Olympic success, she focused on making the world a better place through civil rights activism, teaching, and creating a foundation that nurtures amateur athletes. Listen to Episode 21 on Wilma Rudolph HERE



  1. National Women’s History Museum: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/wilma-rudolph
  2. Biography.com: https://www.biography.com/people/wilma-rudolph-9466552
  3. Encyclopedia of World Biography: http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ro-Sc/Rudolph-Wilma.html
  4. Encyclopedia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Wilma-Rudolph
  5. The Heroine Collective: http://www.theheroinecollective.com/wilma-rudolph/
  6. The Wilma Rudolph Story: Child Walks Through Polio, Then Runs into Olympic History: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghrqh8CRaFw
  7. A&E Biography, Wilma Rudolph, by Amy Ruth: https://books.google.com/books?id=rBq3xO9far0C&printsec=frontcover&dq=Wilma+Rudolph:+A+Biography&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiw3eyyrY_ZAhVKA6wKHRy9BBkQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=Wilma%20Rudolph%3A%20A%20Biography&f=false
  8. Black History Now: http://blackhistorynow.com/wilma-rudolph/
  9. Black Past: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/rudolph-wilma-1940-1994
  10. WIlma Rudolph Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Rudolph


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