Althea Gibson: First Black Tennis Champion – Fast Facts | History

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

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Althea Gibson was a trailblazer in the enormously segregated sport of tennis. Find out more about her achievements and influence in this video. Explore the life of Althea Gibson: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/althea-gibson Listen to live coverage of Gibson's '57 Wimbledon victory: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/althea-gibson/speeches/gibson-wins-us-championship This Day in History: July 6, 1957: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/althea-gibson-is-first-african-american-to-win-wimbledon Learn more about the accomplishments of black women in sports: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-women-in-sports Celebrate Black history today and every day: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history HISTORY Topical Video Season 1 Episode 1  

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