Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson Reflects on Her Influential Tennis Career

In this documentary narrated by Maya Angelou, tennis player Althea Gibson reflects on her successful career in the late 1950s and beyond. Gibson describes her experience at Wimbledon in 1957, during which she became the first black woman to win the tennis tournament. She reflects on the anxiety she felt while competing and the excitement of receiving the trophy from the Queen of England. In addition to Gibson’s influential tennis career, the documentary reflects on Gibson’s efforts in singing, acting and golf.

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