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Ora Mae Washington

2023 Women’s History Month

Ora Mae Washington

Ora Belle Washington was an athlete from the Germantown neighborhood.

Ora excelled in both tennis and basketball.

In 2009, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

In 2018, Ora was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Black newspapers called her “Queen Ora” and the “Queen of Two Courts.” She was one of the best tennis players of all time.