French-American figure skater Surya Bonaly repeatedly defied the norms of body and race in the sport. She not only mastered the backflip, she’s the only figure skater, male or female, to land the flip on one blade.
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How Misty Copeland Broke Down Ballet Barriers
The first female African American dancer in the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland broke ballet barriers, both racial and body-related.
Pages: Patricia Bell-Scott The Firebrand and the First Lady
Patricia Bell-Scott’s new book, The Firebrand and the First Lady, unearths the relationship between two seemingly disparate people …