Happy Birthday 87th To Harlem’s Althea Gibson

First, click on the Google graphic above  to watch Harlem’s Althea Gibson play, then, check out her biography on Harlem World Magazine here. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Althea Gibson First Black Women to Win a Championship At Wimbledon

640px-Althea_Gibson_NYWTSAlthea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis. Continue Reading →

In 1940 census, Harlemite Althea Gibson Didn’t Exist

althea-gibson-1957It was on the streets of her Harlem neighborhood in the 1940s that teenager Althea Gibson began working on the tennis skills that would take her all the way to winning Wimbledon. Continue Reading →