Debi Thomas

A groundbreaking figure skater, Debi Thomas was remarkable for what she accomplished both on and off the ice. Born March 25, 1967 in Poughkeepsie, NY, Debra Janine Thomas began ice skating at age five, and within a few years was already winning awards. As an African-American figure skater, Thomas faced enormous amounts of pressure and discrimination as she rose through the ranks, but she differed...