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WILMA RUDOLPH: Olympic Champion

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Standard Price: 
$225
Address: 
1344 E Bailey Rd Naperville, IL 60565
Contact Name: 
Joan Schaeffer
Phone: 
6308863256
Contact Email: 

We at Historical Perspectives for Children are proud to present our inspiring ONLINE program for your young patrons:

WILMA RUDOLPH: OLYMPIC CHAMPION

WILMA
● Was the 20st of 22 children, born in the South in the 1940s to strong, caring parents
● Contracted polio as a little girl, overcoming its paralyzing effects on her left leg by age 12
● Struggled academically but learned to believe in her abilities and try her best at whatever she did
● Overcame poverty and discrimination to become the first in her family to graduate from college
● Became the first woman in the US to win three gold medals in the Olympics in track (1960)
● Coached and mentored young people throughout the US, encouraging them to “do and be their best!”

Show pictures, reviews and quotes can be seen at Historical Perspectives for Children on Facebook. WILMA'S enthralling, uplifting story is perfect for Disability Awareness Month (October), Inspirational Role Models' Month (November), MLK celebrations (January), Black History Month (February), Women's History Month (March), School Library Month (April), National Sports and Fitness Month (May), and all throughout the summer months -- the summer Olympics are coming up on July 23, 2021!

This 45-minute, full-life, captivating portrayal is in a pre-recorded, online format (with captioning), and includes slides, sound effects, taped voiceover and costume changes to truly bring this WILMA to life. There is also a pre-recorded question and answer period with the playwright (Joan Schaeffer) immediately following the program.

WILMA should be scheduled for a specific date and time for your patrons, as you would with any in-house program. It will then be easily during this time period via a simple link and password. There are no programs to download or log into.

WILMA is coming virtually to Clarendon Hills Library and Bellwood Library in February. We would love to inspire your patrons as well. Contact us at hpcprograms@gmail.com or 630-886-3256 to book. Thank you!

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