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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

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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

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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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Little Known Black History Fact: Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson is best known as a pioneering tennis player who was the first Black player to win a Grand Slam title. Along with crossing the color lines in international tennis play, Gibson is also the first Black woman to join the LPGA golf tour. 362 more words

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