Althea Gibson (Golfer)

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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 1950s, most tournaments were closed to African Americans. Gibson kept playing (and winning) until her skills could no longer be denied, and became the first African American to play at Wimbledon.

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