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Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title.

Tennis Legend Althea Gibson (1927-2003): First black person allowed to play professional tennis in 1950. Won 11 Grand Slam events, & inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame and International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.

Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. August 25, 1927- September 28, 2003.

Tennis great Althea Gibson was the first African-American ever invited to play at Wimbledon. She broke barriers for black players in golf too.

Althea Gibson was born in South Carolina on August 25, 1927. At an early age, she developed a love of sport. Her great talent was in tennis, but in the 1940s and '50s, most tournaments were closed to African Americans. Gibson kept playing (and winning) until her skills could no longer be deni

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