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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

The Woman Who Broke the Color Barrier for Tennis

When LIFE Magazine caught up with Althea Gibson in 1956 in France, the tennis star—who was born Aug. 25, 1927—was already famous, but she was still proving herself to the world. 27 more words

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The Woman Who Broke the Color Barrier for Tennis

When LIFE Magazine caught up with Althea Gibson in 1956 in France, the tennis star—who was born Aug. 25, 1927—was already famous, but she was still proving herself to the world. 216 more words

On August Twenty-second

a lot of terrible things happened and some good ones too, depending on your viewpoint. For example, in 1485, King Richard III of England lost the War of the Roses, perhaps for the want of a shoe. 487 more words