I wanted to write and talk about black African Americans as field hockey players. As a young African American girl, I really had no one (as the same color) to look up to; besides my sister that is. I went into Google one day and looked up “African American Field Hockey Players”, thus falling upon the great Mimi Smith.
It’s not uncommon and certainly obvious that there are not many black women who participate in field hockey and that it is said to be a “white” sport. I definitely beg to differ and am for the change of incorporating more field hockey into black schools and neighborhoods. And the reason I say this is possible is because of people like Mimi Smith.
Picking up a field hockey stick by accident one day, and realizing that she loved the sport is something that most field hockey players share in common. But…
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