"If not for Althea Gibson
, there would be no Arthur Ashe, no Serena and Venus, Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens and the list goes on," Simpson said.
The names of Cassius Clayturned- Muhammad Ali and Althea Gibson
come to mind readily.
1957: Althea Gibson
becomes the first black player to win a Wimbledon singles title.
In 1957, Althea Gibson
became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title as she defeated fellow American Darlene Hard 6-3, 6-2.
In 1957 Althea Gibson
became the first black woman to win Wimbledon.
Too many professional athletes don't have a clue about the likes of Bill Russell, Curt Flood, Doug Williams, Althea Gibson
, and other greats who broke the barriers and made it possible for today's stars to gain the fame and fortune they take for granted.
In fact Althea Gibson
won the ladies singles final at Wimbledon in 1957.
That courage sparked the bus boycott at the centre of the Civil Rights movement or in Britain, American- born Althea Gibson
, the first black woman to play at Wimbledon in 1951.
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
Hornung; 4 Lyndon Baines Johnson; 5 The Princess Royal; 6 Football; 7 A fedora; 8 We All Had Doctors' Papers; 9 Althea Gibson
; 10 Israel.
ANSWERS: 1 Father Of The Bride; 2 Tunisia; 3 Raising and lowering sails; 4 New Year; 5 Mary Martin; 6 Sulphuric acid; 7 The Grimleys; 8 Althea Gibson
; 9 To store supplies, especially barrels of wine and ale; 10 The American War of Independence.
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