Shani Davis: Making Black History at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Humble Beginnings

Raised by his single mom in Chicago, Shani Davis started rollerskating at the age of 2 and by 6 years old he was on the ice. He joined the Evanston Speedskating Club to help hone his skills.

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