Seba Johnson became the first African American female to compete in Alpine Skiing back in 1988, representing the U.S. Virgin Islands. At the age of 14, she was also the youngest Alpine ski racer in Olympic history. She finished 28th, besting half the pack despite not being old enough to drive. Her skis from those Winter Games are on display in the sports exhibit of the museum. Johnson says she’s feels overwhelmed to be a part of a place that has some much history and black achievement.
“I wish every youngster could come to see how amazing we are and to see our bodies are not disposable,” Johnson said. Johnson is a special education assistant, and lives in Los Angeles.