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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

Black History

ON THIS DAY: August 22, 2017

August 22nd is

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National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day… 680 more words


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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Nixon/Gibson(s) Links And Notes

In 1957, then U.S. vice president, R.M. Nixon presented some form of “fruits of victory” to Althea Gibson as the U.S Open winner.

One could at least say it was not “low hanging fruit.” 202 more words

Althea Gibson: A Phenomenal Woman

I was describing my blog recently to a real estate client and mentioned I was working on a post about Althea Gibson.

“Who’s that?” she asked, then quickly apologized for not knowing. 1,038 more words

Day 25: Althea Gibson, 1927-2003

“Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long way from being forced to sit in the colored section of the bus going into downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.” 154 more words