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 Continue Reading →
Harlem has tons of talent, ask Althea Gibson, who was the first black woman to win a Championship at Wimbledon. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!
It was on the streets of her Harlem neighborhood in the 1940s that teenager Althea Gibson began working on the tennis skills that would take her all the way to Continue Reading →
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series will present a screening of ALTHEA, a documentary on Harlem’s Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon and Continue Reading →
The Harlem-based National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) has made a grant in support of Althea, the award-winning documentary about trailblazing tennis star Althea Gibson. Become an Harlem World Insider – Continue Reading →
Sounds like a great documentary about the trailblazing athlete 1st black tennis sensation and Harlemite Althea Gibson. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!
From Ethel Waters and Althea Gibson to Marcus Garvey and Langston Hughes, Harlem’s extraordinary historic legacy. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!