On this Day: “Althea Gibson Becomes First Negro to Take Wimbledon Tennis”

On July 6, 1957: Wimbledon, England, Althea Gibson fulfilled her destiny at Wimbledon and became the first member of her race to rule the world of tennis. Reaching a high note at the start, the New York Negro routed Darlene Hard, the Montebello (Calif.) waitress, 6-3, 6-2, for the all-England crown.

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3 responses to “On this Day: “Althea Gibson Becomes First Negro to Take Wimbledon Tennis”

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    #History

  2. @The Street Blogger Thank you for reblogging this and sharing it with your readers!

  3. Thank you for posting :-)!!!!

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