<p>Jackie Joyner-Kersee</p>

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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African-American women history-makers in sports Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee was born March 3, 1962, in East St. Louis, Ill. Joyner-Kersee is considered to be the greatest female athlete ever. She became the first to score more than 7,000 points in the heptathlon.