Albert José “Doc” Jones is a hero – a Purple Heart veteran, scholar, teacher, and an inspiration.
Simone Manuel is the first African American woman to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event at the Olympics.
Teddy Seymour was the first African American to sail alone around the Earth.
William Pinkney circumnavigated the earth alone by sailboat via the Southern Route.
Captain Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone.
At 16 years old, Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail solo around the world non-stop and unassisted.