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    Althea Gibson

    Tennis Player

    Althea Gibsonwas an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals, then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of... (wikipedia)

    • Born in Clarendon County, SC
    • Died On 9/28/2003

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