8 min

Special Olympics Episode: Black Women Athletes and Mental Health Lady Wrestler: The Story Behind the Story

    • Arts

Recent attention that Olympic athletes Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and Sha'Carri Richardson garnered for focusing on their mental health is reminiscent of the experiences of the African-American women who integrated pro wrestling in the 1950s.

Read Lisa Respers France's insightful CNN column "All the Black Women in Us Are Tired" by clicking here.

Watch the documentary "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring" on Amazon Prime Video by clicking here.

Recent attention that Olympic athletes Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and Sha'Carri Richardson garnered for focusing on their mental health is reminiscent of the experiences of the African-American women who integrated pro wrestling in the 1950s.

Read Lisa Respers France's insightful CNN column "All the Black Women in Us Are Tired" by clicking here.

Watch the documentary "Lady Wrestler: The Amazing, Untold Story of African-American Women in the Ring" on Amazon Prime Video by clicking here.

8 min

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