Althea Gibson Foundation
Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956 she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. 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, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. "She is one of the greatest players who ever lived," said Robert Ryland, a tennis contemporary and former coach of Venus and Serena Williams. "Martina couldn't touch her. I think she'd beat the Williams sisters." In the early 1960s she also became the first black player to compete on the women's professional golf tour.
At a time when racism and prejudice were widespread in sports and in society, Gibson was often compared to Jackie Robinson. "Her road to success was a challenging one," said Billie Jean King, "but I never saw her back down." "To anyone, she was an inspiration, because of what she was able to do at a time when it was enormously difficult to play tennis at all if you were black," said former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. "I am honored to have followed in such great footsteps," wrote Venus Williams. "Her accomplishments set the stage for my success, and through players like myself and Serena and many others to come, her legacy will live on."

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Learn how the Althea Gibson Foundation was established to honor Althea Gibson, the great African-American athlete who inspired the Foundation's creation.
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Noun, 1. Althea Gibson - United States tennis player who was the first Black woman player to win all the major world singles titles (1927-2003). Gibson ...
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Born to win: the authorized biography of Althea Gibson
Born to win: the authorized biography of Althea Gibson
Frances Clayton Gray, Yanick Rice Lamb, 2004
I only wanted to prove it to my opponents." -Althea Gibson Born to Win is the first and only fully authorized biography of the late great Althea Gibson, the first African American to break the color line in tournament tennis.
Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson
Michael Benson, 2009
Together with longtime friend Fran Gray, Althea formed the Althea Gibson Foundation in 1998, which helped urban youths learn to play tennis and golf. In 1988 Althea presented her Wimbledon trophies to the Smithsonian Institution in ...
The Match
The Match
Bruce Schoenfeld, 2009
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Icons of Women's Sport
Icons of Women's Sport
Steven J. Overman, Kelly Boyer Sagert, 2012
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It's just as ridiculous to reject Althea Gibson" wrote renowned champion Alice Marble, in an open letter protesting Gibson's exclusion from tournaments. ... Gray, the book's coauthor, heads the Althea Gibson Foundation (dedicated to ...
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Tennis Serves Up Tributes to Honor Gibson | 10sBalls | Tennis can't be Tennis without Balls
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Althea Gibson Statue Unveiled - Government - Newark, NJ Patch
A Star on the Tennis Court, Gibson Broke Racial Barriers
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July 6, 1957 | Althea Gibson Becomes First Black Player to Win Wimbledon - NYTimes.com
On July 6, 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win Wimbledon.
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City Council says Althea Gibson Tennis Complex will not be privatized | WWAY NewsChannel 3 | Wilmington NC News
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Camp Picnic at the Althea Gibson Tennis and Education Center! « The Leeway Foundation Blog
You're Invited to the End of Summer Camp Picnic at the Althea Gibson Tennis and Education Center 1000-38 W. Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19123 July 25, 2008 Begins at 5:30 ~~~ This event will display the "Art Quilt" designed by 2007 Art & Change grantee Toni Kersey. Kersey worked with children ages 8-17 during an…
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Althea Gibson Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
Athlete Althea Gibson's talent and persistence blazed the way for African-Americans in tennis and golf. Learn more at Biography.com.
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Althea Gibson, Who Broke Racial Barriers in Tennis, Honored in Newark - Government - South Orange, NJ Patch
Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced plans on Tuesday, September 27th to create a memorial in honor of the late Althea Gibson
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Honoring the 50th anniversary of Althea Gibson’s championship at Wimbledon and Forest Hills, and honoring the life and legacy of a teacher, daughter, and internationally acclaimed athlete who defied the boundaries of race, class, and gender. (2007; 110th
Oct 02, 2007. H.Res. 707 (110th). In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.
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