First African-American Woman To Win Olympic Gold

February 1, 2012 by · Comments Off on First African-American Woman To Win Olympic Gold 

First African-American Woman To Win Olympic Gold, Alice Marie Coachman (born November 9, 1923 in Albany, Georgia) is an American former athlete. She specialized in high jump, and was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. In 2002 she was designated a Women’s History Month Honoree by the National Women’s History Project.

Coachman dominated the AAU outdoor high jump championship from 1939 through 1948, but was unable to compete in the Olympic Games as they were cancelled in 1940 and 1944 because of World War II.

In the high jump finals of the 1948 Summer Olympics, Coachman leaped 1.68 m (5 ft 6â…› in) on her first try. Her nearest rival, Great Britain’s Dorothy Tyler, matched Coachman’s jump, but only on her second try. Coachman was the only American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in athletics in 1948.

Coachman also excelled in the indoor and outdoor 50 m dash and the outdoor 100 m dash. Representing Tuskegee Institute, Coachman also ran on the national champion 4 x 100-meter relay team in 1941 and 1942. Coachman is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, inducted in 1998 during the sorority’s international conference.

George Vi

January 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on George Vi 

George Vi, (CNN) – There were always three images of King George VI”sur the chimney of the various houses Mark Logue lived when he was growing up – including a signed and dated by the king on his coronation day – – but as a boy in the 1970 and 1980, Logue can not remember to ask why.

Only years later, after his father died and Logue inherited a box of papers and scrapbooks, he started to make sense.

Grandfather was Lionel Logue Logue, the Australian pathologist played by Geoffrey Rush in the Oscar-nominated film “The King’s Speech.”

Mark Logue – born 12 years after his grandfather died – had inherited an archive: Christmas cards of the king and queen, a card of condolence “George VI”à Lionel Logue when his wife died, and a letter of thanks from the queen, Logue wrote a letter which the king himself died a few years later.

The documents also include hundreds of letters exchanged by the king and the speech therapist; he has met more than a decade before he was crowned.

“The contents of the letters between them is incredibly friendly as you’d expect between two friends,” said Mark Logue. “But there is a sort of label that remains Lionel,” meet “George VI”comme” Your Royal Highness. ”

“George VI”adressée to his friend as” Dear Logue, “and the first letters signed” Albert “- his name before he was crowned king. The later letters are signed” George “.

Also among the papers of his grandfather is what Mark Logue believes is the actual copy of George’s speech “VI’’Lu at the beginning of the war with Germany 1939 – the climactic scene of the film.

King’s Speec: 12 Oscar nods

January 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on King’s Speec: 12 Oscar nods 

King’s Speech, “The King’s Speech,” the only film with any chance of falling “social network” for the Oscar for Best Picture, earned 12 nominations Tuesday to lead the class of 2010 Academy Awards.

The factual drama won nods for picture, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, original screenplay and direction that the candidates were announced Tuesday morning from Hollywood Live on ABC.

The speech”Kings,”drama about stuttering aBritish monarch King George VI, head of the appointments made this year with 12 Oscar nods, the period drama whileanother”True Grit”suit closely with 10nominations.

Favori”Le social”seulement network passed the thirdspot with eight nominations, while Leonardo DiCaprio thriller starrerpsychological”lancement”obtenu September

Colin Firth is nominated in the best categoryfor Acteur””Le King ‘of speech and director of the film’ Tom Hooper hasbagged appointment in la”Meilleur Réalisateur”catégorie. HelenaBonham Carter was nominated for Best Actress, while Geoffrey Rush won a nomination for Best SupportingActor for the same.

The film was also nominated for Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, and Original Score categories Screenplayand Original.

Outre””Le King ‘Speech, Best Film categoryalso comprend”Le”Social Network,”Le”Fighter”,””,” BlackSwan creation,”The children are all right’ ‘,””,” 127 hours”,”” Toy Story 3 True Grit, et””Winter’ Bone.

Firth is in competition with James Franco 127Hours””, Jesse Eisenberg pour””Le social network, and for JavierBardem””Biutiful Best’An last JeffBridges Actor winner for best actor pour”True Grit”en Rolecategory in advanced.

Best actress in a leading role include Annette Bening categorynominations pour”The Kids Are Allright,”Natalie Portman for her role as troubled une”Swan ballerina”Black, Nicole Kidman pour”Rabbit Hole”MichelleWilliams for ” Blue Valentine”et newcomer Jennifer Lawrencefor””Winter ‘Bone.

Best race director David Fincher is between of’’the social networks,”Tom King Hooper””Le ‘speech.

Toy Story 3”,””How to Train Your Dragon”et”TheIllusionist”sont battling it out for the best animated film FilmOscar.

The 83rd Academy Awards, to be held at Hollywood”sKodak Theatre on February 24, will be led by Franco andAnne Hathaway, one of the few times in historywhen Oscar candidate was also an emcee for the ceremony.