BLACK HISTORY MINI DOCS - ALTHEA GIBSON

Remembering one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis Althea Neale Gibson born on August 25, 1927. She became the first Black person to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships) and the following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals (precursor of the US Open), then won both again in 1958 and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all, she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments: five singles titles, five doubles titles, and one mixed doubles title. Gibson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.

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