Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Great-Grandma's Pain

In an episode of African American Lives 2 that aired in 2008, the Olympic gold medalist talked about the hurt and pain the older women in her family carried with them.

Posted:
 
joynerkerseescribe

In an episode of African American Lives 2 that aired in 2008, the Olympic gold medalist talked about the hurt and pain the older women in her family carried with them.

Plus: Learn how to trace your ancestry in our Roots section.

Comments
The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.