March, 2014 – Women’s History Month, Writing Women back into History
Spotlight: Olympian and U.S. Figure Skating Champion Debi Thomas
For Women’s History Month, the National Women’s History Project, is celebrating women of character, courage, and commitment. The organization honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women whose lives and work inspire girls and women to achieve their full potential and aim to educate on the diversity and depth of the women’s experience. http://www.nwhp.org/ National Women’s History Project
Born March 25, 1967 Olympian Debi Thomas lived a life that exemplified character, courage and commitment. She started ice skating at an early age and overcame competitive discrimination to become a leading female athlete in American history. Among many medals and honors, on March 21, 1986, Debi became the first African American to win the World Figure Skating Championships. She also became the first African American to win a medal at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary. Her commitment to her dreams led her to be named in the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2000.
Debi expressed her style, pursued health and entered the world figure skating stage with a unique energy that fought the odds of her time. Thank you Debi, for allowing your life to be written into our diverse and powerful history.
How do you want to be written into history?