Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Florence Griffith-Joyner | KCET
Iconic Angelenos in Black History: Florence Griffith-Joyner
In honor of Black History Month, join us each day from February 10th to the 19th as we celebrate Black Angelenos who have influenced culture, social justice, and progress in Los Angeles and, in some instances, the nation.
Today we celebrate Florence Griffith-Joyner:
Recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award in 1988 as the top amateur athlete in the U.S.
In 1984, won 1 silver medal during the Olympics hosted in Los Angeles, California.
In 1987, earned 1 gold and 1 silver medal during the World Championship Games hosted in Rome, Italy.
In 1988, won 4 gold medals and 1 silver medals during the Olympics hosted Seoul, Korea.
Designed the basketball uniforms for the Indiana Pacers in 1989.
In 1995, inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.
As we continue celebrating Black History Month with daily portraits of iconic Angelenos, check back for more features on other pioneering individuals and make sure to share this history with your friends and family. Click here for more portraits.