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President Kennedy and Vice President Johnson with Wilma Rudolph

This photograph, taken by Abbie Rowe on April 14, 1961, shows President John F. Kennedy meeting with American athlete Wilma Rudolph in the Oval Office. Rudolph was a triple Olympic gold medalist in track and field during the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. She was considered the fastest woman in the world, and at the time of this photograph, was also a student at Tennessee State College in Nashville. Pictured in this photograph from left to right: President Kennedy; Rudolph; Rudolphs mother Blanche Rudolph; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Robert Logan (standing), a friend of Rudolph's; and Edward Temple, coach of the 1960 womens Olympic track team.
Abbie Rowe
Date of Work
April 14, 1961
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/NARA