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An unsung pioneer finds a new passion

Updated: May 13, 2000, 12:50 AM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Kathy Kusner says she's not a crusader. Yet, she states this while taking a momentary break from her latest crusade. It was 32 years ago when Kusner fought the system to become the first female to be licensed to ride in recognized flat races. Today, the 60-year-old, still pained by the racial discrimination she saw while growing up in the South, is battling to give inner-city African American kids a better life. Shy and self-effacing, she can say what she wants. She champions good ...

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