This collection of photos highlights African American female athletes. It is a combination of past and present figures.This collection includes Alice Coachman, Wilma Rudolph, Toni Stone, and Althea Gibson. There are also athletes that younger readers are more familiar with. They have inspired, motivated, and enticed many people in American society. The struggle for racial justice continues, but there has been progress. One should be thankful for the people who challenged the status quo and fight oppression.These women fought both racial and sex barriers. That is a testament of real strength.