The LIT History Series is for the Legends, Innovators and Trailblazers that have shaped our culture. I love history, and in turn, I love black history. So much of our culture has been defined by those who've come before us, so I write this to capture and chronicle our narratives. With the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a lot of us can't stop talking about the upcoming games. I, for one, am beyond excited. I've already waxed poetic about my first experience watching the Olympics, but I can't help but think about another moment in black Olympic history that has resonated with me and the rest of the culture.
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