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HIST 4380: Race, Ethnicity and American Sport

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Tennis Trailblazer

Althea Gibson, a pioneer African American woman in the field of tennis

Althea Gibson was a champion tennis competitor, and the first African American woman to be on the world tour, and the first to win the Grand Slam title, which she did in 1956.  She was called the "Jackie Robinson of tennis" for helping to break the color barrier in this sport.

(Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; by New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer Fred Palumbo, 1956)

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