Althea

Althea

DVD - 2015
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Althea Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration to Harlem, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and her fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring the story into a much broader realm of African American history, transcending sports.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] :, PBS,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781627895101
1627895108
Branch Call Number: DVD BIO GIBSON A. Althea
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) :,sound, black and white and color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
NTSC, rda
digital, optical, surround, rda

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ms_mustard
Feb 21, 2017

all I knew about Gibson was that she was a tennis champion. I had no idea that after she won Opens in Australia, France, the US and won at Wimbledon from1956 to 1958, she had to leave competition because she had no backers and no money. fame did not bring fortune.

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matrixy
Oct 24, 2016

For me, an unknown legend. Inspirational and a piece of sports history that almost tops Jackie Robinson

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