Christine, who had beaten the great Althea Gibson
when only 17, was the bookies' favourite, and they looked to have called it right.
Twenty-eight portraits are featured in the Schnitzer Museum exhibition - including Rosa Parks, Toni Morrison, Coretta Scott King, Ruby Dee, Maya Angelou, Septima Poinsette Clark and Althea Gibson
The struggle by the women's movement gets relatively little accounting save for a brief passing of Title IX and a few key figures such as Althea Gibson
Babe Didrikson Billy Jean King and Martina Navratilova.
and Penn State Lehigh Valley), also a tennis coach, offers short profiles of the careers of 35 female tennis stars, including Suzanne Lenglen, Helen Wills Moody, Maureen Connolly, Althea Gibson
, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, Venus and Serena Williams, and Justine Henin.
Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson
The only other black woman to have ever won a tennis championship was Althea Gibson
, and that was 50 years ago.
New Yorker Althea Gibson
had been the first black woman to take the Wimbledon title in 1957.
She has also written several children's books and won a NAACP Image Award for "Nothing but Trouble, the Story of Althea Gibson
Sue Strauffacher's NOTHING BUT TROUBLE: THE STORY OF ALTHEA GIBSON
Karen Deans, PLAYING TO WIN: THE STORY OF ALTHEA GIBSON
From Harriet Tubman to Rosa Parks to Althea Gibson
to Fannie Lou Hamer to Eunice W.
Just three years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, Althea Gibson
, in 1950, followed suit when she became the first African American to compete in the U.
The piece by Yanick Rice Lamb, coauthor of the authorized biography on the tennis legend Althea Gibson
, opens a window into the Williams sisters own reading habits, academic goals and plans for more books.
There always was an Althea Gibson
, Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Davenport or the Williams sisters, Venus and Serena - all former Wimbledon champions - ready to emerge, but not now.
Which terrorist was born on March 10Who was Althea Gibson
and what was she famous for.