African American History in Aquatics=American History

👏🎉🏊History has been made!!
Simone Manuel is the first African American, and African American Women to win an Individual Olympic GOLD!
History has shown that the stories which are told will not always reflect the stories of our lives nor the shoulders stood on to achieve the great feats of courage, sacrifice, and love that have raised us all. History has been made by these Shero's (i.e. Lia Neal, Janeell Atikinson, Maritza) and African American Hero's ( i.e. Jim Ellis , Cullen Jones, Anthony Nesty) and MANY more!  Let's us tell and repeat the stories of our accomplishments and shout ... 
Go for the GOLD Simone and Congratulations Lia! Continue making us remember that dreams can come true one stroke at a time🏊 for we to are AMERICAN SWIMMING!!!!!

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Comment by Ginnette Powell on November 6, 2016 at 8:44am

YASSS! They did the damn thing! Black women had a meeting before this Olympics and said "Let's win all the medals"!!! 

So very proud of them! 

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