Dear Alice Woven Top
When Alice stood atop the medals platform at the olympics in 1948, this is the SIX/20 reimagined uniform.
Hand Woven fabric with black and gold ribbed knit
Artwork features bamboo earrings in the shape of USA
Alice Coachman was the first black woman to earn an Olympic gold medal, winning the high jump at the 1948 Olympics.
born in Albany, Georgia, Alice competed in the Amateur Athletic Union, and by 1946 she was the national champion in the 50- and 100-meter dashes, 400-meter relay and high jump. She also enrolled at Albany State College in 1946 after graduating from Tuskegee with a degree in dressmaking. World War II cancelled the 1940 and 1944 Olympics, but Coachman got her chance to compete in the 1948 games, high jumping an Olympic-record 5 feet, 6 1/8 inches to win the gold in London. She is in nine Halls of Fame, including the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Coca-Cola signed Alice as a spokesperson in 1952 making her the first African-American woman with an endorsement deal.