Women Competing in Low Hurdle Race

This is a photograph from, what appears to be, Central High School (Cardozo), some time in the 1920s. These young ladies are competing in the low hurdle race.

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Women competing in low hurdle race
Women competing in low hurdle race

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Marino

    Oh, yes, the men were hooting and hawing because hurdles were flying.
    Imagine the nonsense women have had obstructing their progress over the centuries.
    I so admire those early female athletes who went ahead and conquered the English Channel,
    the Atlantic Ocean by air, and the posh golf courses. Our foremothers were fabulous!

  • Jessica Ferrer

    YES, they were fabulous; BUT many more hurdles to jump in the ‘Muslim world’!