Tip-Off for 7/6/12 (featuring Queen Latifah): Althea Gibson, Renaissance Lady

Posted in Blogroll on July 6th, 2012 by Ron Glover

As we look forward to Serena Williams capturing another Wimbledon championship, we cannot overlook the accomplishments of Althea Gibson.

On July 6, 1957, Gibson became the first African-American male or female to win at Wimbledon. Blazing a trail through discrimination of race and gender for players like Arthur Ashe and the Williams Sisters.

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