Kristina Falcon on Wilma Rudolph and the Heroes on Stamps Experience:
It took a lot of perseverance and courage to accomplish what she did because she had to overcome discrimination. At the time she was racing it was during desegregation and everyday she would wake up wondering if things would get thrown at her or if she’d be booed off the medal stand.
Learning about stamps was an experience that really… I mean really opened my eyes to all the things people did for us as Americans and people.
I learned that the different cultures and people help make this country… it’s the patience that we acquire for each other that perfects the accomplishments we’ve had or obstacles we’ve overcome.