Remembering 7 Women Who Paved the Way
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Remembering 7 Women Who Paved the Way

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Kamara James

Kamara James was an Olympic fencer born in Kingston, Jamaica. James moved to Queens, New York when she was 10 years old and took an interest in fencing at 11, thanks to a teacher at her school, according to NYDailyNews.com. She proved to be a real talent in the sport and won a scholarship to the prestigious Dwight School in the Upper Westside of Manhattan, and she later received a full scholarship to Princeton. In 2004, James went on to compete in the Olympic Games, representing the US women’s épée. Kamara James was diagnosed with schizophrenia and died, 29, on September 20th.


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