Black History: Special Delivery!!
Richard Ewell was the first African American to win national skating titles in pair skating (1972) and singles skating (1970). He won the pair skating title with African American skater Michelle McCladdie. Ewell’s first figure skating coach was the legendary African American skater, Mabel Fairbanks. Ewell later went on star in Icecapades and now coaches figure skating in California.
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