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She was a Daredevil Performer & Advocate for the Blind

Clip: 07/15/2020 | 10m 2s Video has closed captioning.

After answering an ad seeking a "young woman who can swim and dive; likes horses; desires to travel," Sonora Webster Carver became one of the most famous horse divers in the world. She continued diving for 11 years after being blinded in 1931 as a result of one of her performances, and later in life engaged in activism for the visually impaired.

Aired: 07/15/20

Rating: NR

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