Here’s why Simone Manuel’s historic gold medal is so emotional for black Americans — Fusion

Getty ImagesTwenty-year-old Simone Manuel made history during the 100m freestyle swimming event Thursday evening at the Olympic Games in Rio when she and Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak won in a tie, with an Olympic record time of 52.70 seconds. Getty Images Getty Images Simone Manuel is now the first African-American woman to win a…

via Here’s why Simone Manuel’s historic gold medal is so emotional for black Americans — Fusion

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