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Nothing But Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson

Written by Sue Stauffacher, illustrated by Greg Couch Alfred A. Knopf, 2007

Althea Gibson was the tallest, wildest tomboy in the history of Harlem.

Everyone who knew Althea knew that she preferred sports to just about anything in the world (including school and responsibilities) and they thought her attitude was nothing but trouble.

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Althea Gibson, First African-American To Win U.S. Nationals Singles Title, To Be Honored With Statue At U.S. Open

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The United States Tennis Association will honor Althea Gibson with a statue at the US Open.

The first African-American to win the U.S. Nationals singles title in 1957 will be commemorated at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. 92 more words


Who helped you?

We love the myth of the self-made man, but it’s just a myth. There is always someone you can point to who helped you–maybe in obvious ways like putting a roof over your head or paying for your education, but even in more subtle ways like paving the streets you drive on and planting and harvesting the produce you eat. 107 more words

Althea Gibson

Here’s today athlete, Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to compete at the U.S. National Championships in 1950, and the first black player to compete at Wimbledon in 1951. 120 more words


black history month salute Althea Gibson

the first African American Female Tennis winner of Wimbledon

in 1057. truly  a game changer

and a ground breaker.

long before the Williams sisters

Althea Gibson was a One Woman dominant figure… 57 more words


Are Most Tennis Films Bad? Not If You Look at the Documentaries

The new movie Battle of the Sexes recalls the famed 1973 tennis match between women’s tennis pioneer Billie Jean King and retired tennis player / chauvinist clown Bobby Riggs that impacted women’s tennis and sport forever. 1,325 more words

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American Tennis Association: Oldest African American Sports Organization In U.S.

Black History: Special Delivery!!

The game of tennis dates back to the medieval era. The more modern form of lawn tennis that is played today was patented by Walter C. 630 more words

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