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Tidye Ann Pickett-Phillips
Tidye Ann Pickett-Phillips

Chicago, Ill.

Track and Field

Inducted: 1973

The first Illinois State athlete to compete for the United States Olympic team ... first African-American woman to represent the United States at the Olympic Games ... reached the quarterfinals of the low hurdles at the 1936 Games in Berlin, but suffered a broken foot when she hit a barrier and was unable to continue ... held the women's world indoor record for the 40-yard dash and the Canadian record for the running broad jump ... ran on a world-record setting 4x110 yard relay team ... was the principal of Woodlawn School in East Chicago Heights, Ill.