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

 

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

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