ABOVE PHOTO: (Photo: Catherine Martinez)
By Forest Parks
At a Chicago hotel last May, the final round in the 13th Annual KCF All-Girls National Championships concluded.
Thirteen-year-old Jada Hamilton of the University Prep Science & Math, sealed the win and tournament victory for her team in Detroit’s Under 14 category.
“I was pretty amazed,” Hamilton said, still awe-struck. “It’s hard to describe how I felt that day because I was really happy.”
All the girls came from the Detroit City Chess Club and competed against over 440 other players.
The all-Black team were considered the underdogs but showed the tournament they meant business.
These girls deserve our praise, support, pride and awe.
Story details sourced from The Root.