She specialized in high jump and was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. American Legacy. Retired at Peak. High Jumper. January 18, 2019 Admin American Legacy. High jumper, teacher, coach. At a Glance …. Rest In Peace, Alice Coachman-Davis. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images.

Peace and grace to the family. (APT) Alabama Public Television is producing a series of videos titled “Alabama Legacy Moments” that offer a quick history of the people, places and stories that have defined Alabama.

Patricia Gaines-Slade (Princeton, WV) She was one of ten children.

... Coachman’s legacy lives on.

Alice Coachman’s first high jump crossbars were rags tied together above a dirt road in Albany, Georgia. “We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of our greatest athletes, Alice Coachman Davis. This “Legacy Moment” is Alice Coachman Davis. She was the fifth of Fred and Evelyn Coachman's ten children.

Sources. Alice Coachman Davis was the first female black athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. Alice Coachman 1923 –. INDIANAPOLIS -- Alice Coachman Davis, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, passed away Monday morning in Albany, Georgia.Davis, a 1975 inductee of the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame, was 90 years old. Alabama Legacy Moment: Alice Coachman Davis from Alabama NewsCenter on … Alice Coachman was born on November 9, 1923, in Albany, Georgia. As a child, she loved sports, but living in the heart of the segregated South she was kept from training or competing in most organized sporting events in the area. Coachman was unable to access athletic training facilities or participate in organized sports because of the color of her skin. High Jumper. “Alabama Legacy Moments” are sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama Broadcasters Association. Set Records Barefoot. Civil Rights Legacy Her legacy made way for black women in years to come, including many on … From that ignoble start, she launched herself into history. I will always have sweet memories of not only your athletic legacy but of the great human being you were. Won in Her Only Olympics. Alice Coachman Davis (November 9, 1923 – July 14, 2014) was an American athlete. Alice Coachman from Albany, Georgia, clears the bar 5 feet, 6-1/8 inches breaking the previous record at the 1948 Olympics held in London in front of 65,000 spectators. Alice Marie Coachman was born in Albany, Georgia, in 1923 to Fred and Evelyn Coachman.

Alice Coachman. 'She settled for what she wanted to be, which was a black woman in the Olympics’: Alice Coachman Davis leaves legacy behind for young track and field athletes. Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, in the high jump at the 1948 Games in London.