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date: 13 June 2021

Gibson, Althea locked

1927–2003 African American tennis player who broke the color barrier in the sport by being the first black athlete to play and win at Wimbledon and other major tennis tournaments.

Gibson, Althea locked

1927–2003 African American tennis player who broke the color barrier in the sport by being the first black athlete to play and win at Wimbledon and other major tennis tournaments.

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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