The Forgotten Pioneer
The remarkable Althea Gibson broke tennis' colour barrier in the 1950s, overcoming endless obstacles before reaching the pinnacle of the sport when she became the first black player to win Wimbledon in 1957. With help from Venus Williams and some of Althea's closest friends, we relive the remarkable life of a player who changed the course of tennis history.
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With many thanks to Venus Williams, Angela Buxton, Lenny Simpson, Rex Miller, Zina Garrison, Rosie Casals, Document Records and NYC Municipal Archives.