Black History: Serena Williams

Serena Williams, is the highest paid female athlete and a three-time Olympian (2000, 2008, 2012); Four-time Olympic medalist (4 golds). With sister, Venus, is the winningest doubles tennis team in Olympic history and will look to match the Olympic record for overall tennis medals (5).

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Black History: Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten

Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten (January 5, 1893 — June 29, 1987) was an American blues and folk musician, singer, and songwriter. A self-taught left-handed guitarist, Cotten developed her own original style. Her approach involved using a right-handed guitar (usually in standard tuning), not re-strung for left-handed playing, essentially, holding a right-handed guitar upside down. This position required her to play the bass lines with her fingers and the melody with her thumb. Her signature alternating bass style has become known as “Cotten picking”.

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