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Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title.

With just a few days away to the 2012 London Olympic, thousands of athletes from across the world will begin competition in their respective sports in hopes of winning a medal and become a part of Olympic history. A few of those athletes that will be competing will not only be representing their country but they will also be representing their tribal affiliation as well.

Mary Killman (Potawatomi First Nations from Texas) is a synchronized swimmer at the 2012 Olympics.

Hopi Lewis Tewanima, Olympian athlete, 1911

Photo shows Hopi American long distance runner and Olympic medal winner Louis Tewanima after winning a marathon in New York City, May

#UICAZ Focus on #DreamsNotDrinking: Schimmel Is the Highest Native American Drafted in W.N.B.A. History http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/15/schimmel-highest-drafted-native-player-wnbas-history-154466

Omg this young lady plays basketball like know I have ever seen play, she is an amazing player! Louisville's Shoni Schimmel holds up an Atlanta Dream jersey with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie after Atlanta selected Schimmel as the No.

The Fastest Woman in the World Was the Most Fashionable, Too: Flo-Jo’s Olympics Style

The Fastest Woman in the World Was the Most Fashionable, Too: Flo-Jo’s Olympics Style

Florence Griffith Joyner: Icon, Athlete, and The Fastest Woman in the World

Schimmel sisters are the first Native Americans to play in the NCAA Final 4.

Schimmel sisters are the first Native Americans to play in the NCAA Final

Exactly one month after America declared war on Japan, following the attack on Pearl Harbour, the heavyweight champion of the world walked into a US Army Camp near New York to voluntarily enlist as a private.

Exactly one month after America declared war on Japan, following the attack on Pearl Harbour, the heavyweight champion of the world walked into a US Army Camp near New York to voluntarily enlist as a private.

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