National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program—Meet Babe Didrikson
National Archives Museum
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Actor Linda Kenyon portrays Babe Didrikson, a two-time gold medal Olympian who broke many barriers for women in sports. She was a multisport athlete but eventually became a professional golfer who revolutionized the game. She won the U.S. Women’s Open twice. She eventually helped found the Ladies Professional Golf Association and inspired all with her confidence and passion for athleticism. Babe Didrikson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions to athletics and as an advocate for cancer awareness.
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