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  1. Althea Gibson: Tennis Player (Ferguson Career Biographies) by Michael Benson, 2005-11-30
  2. Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters by Cecil Harris, Larryette Kyle-DeBose, 2007-07-25
  3. Althea Gibson: Young Tennis Player (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Beatrice Gormley, 2005-01-06
  4. Althea Gibson: Tennis Player (Ferguson Career Biographies) by Michael Benson,
  5. Changing the Game: The Stories of Tennis Champions Alice Marble and Althea Gibson (Women Who Dared Series) by Sue Davidson, 1997-05-12
  6. Tennis for Anyone! (Revised Edition) by Sarah; Sarah Palfrey (Author); Althea Gibson (Foreword); Gladys M. Heldm Plfrey, 1977-01-01
  7. Born to Win: The Authorized Biography of Althea Gibson by Frances Clayton Gray, Yanick Rice Lamb, 2004-08-26
  8. Nothing but Trouble: The Story of Althea Gibson by Sue Stauffacher, 2007-08-14
  9. The Match: Althea Gibson & Angela Buxton: How Two Outsiders--One Black, the Other Jewish--Forged a Friendship and Made Sports History by Bruce Schoenfeld, 2004-06-01
  10. Althea Gibson (Black American) by Tom Biracree, 1990-12
  11. Playing To Win: The Story Of Althea Gibson by Karen Deans, 2007-08-09
  12. I Always Wanted to Be Somebody by Althea Gibson, 1958-06
  13. The Match: Althea Gibson and a Portrait of a Friendship by Bruce Schoenfeld, 2005-05-31
  14. GIBSON, ALTHEA: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's <i>Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, 2nd ed.</i> by Arthur, JR. Ashe, 2006

1. Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003
Sitegen Web site generation framework Gibson, Althea, 19272003 Biography Tennis player and first African American to win the French Open.
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3. Althea Gibson - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Born at 900 am EDT on August 25, 1927 in Silver, Clarendon County, South Carolina to Daniel and Annie Bell Gibson, Althea had two siblings, a brother, Daniel Jr. (known as Bubba
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search Althea Gibson Country United States Date of birth August 25, 1927 Place of birth Clarendon County, South Carolina Date of death Place of death East Orange, NJ Height Singles Grand Slam results Australian Open F French Open W Wimbledon W US Open W Doubles Grand Slam Doubles results Australian Open W French Open W Wimbledon W US Open W Althea Gibson American sportswoman who became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour and the first to win a Grand Slam title in 1956. She is sometimes referred to as "the Jackie Robinson of tennis" for breaking the color barrier . Gibson was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
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    Born at 9:00 am EDT on August 25, 1927 in Silver Clarendon County South Carolina to Daniel and Annie Bell Gibson, Althea had two siblings, a brother, Daniel Jr. (known as "Bubba"), and a sister, Mildred. Gibson continued to improve her tennis game while pursuing an education. In 1946 she moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, to work on her tennis game with Dr. Hubert A. Eaton and enrolled at Williston High School. In 1958, Gibson retired from amateur tennis. Before the

4. Althea Gibson Biography (Tennis Player) — Infoplease.com
Althea Gibson Gibson, Althea Gibson, Althea , 1927–2003, African-American tennis player, b. Silver, S.C. In Althea Gibson - Althea Gibson Born Aug. 25, 1927 Tennis won both
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    Tennis Player Born: 25 August 1927 Died: 28 September 2003 (respiratory failure) Birthplace: Silver, South Carolina Best known as: The first black woman to win the U.S. Open The daughter of sharecroppers, Althea Gibson became a tennis sensation in the 1950s. Her 1956 triumph at the French Tennis Championships (later known as the French Open) made her the first black woman ever to win a major singles title. The next year she won singles titles at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Championships, and repeated the feat in 1958. Gibson retired as an amateur after the 1958 season, having become an acclaimed public figure. She later toured as a celebrity with the Harlem Globetrotters and then (like Babe Zaharias ) chose golf as a second career; she played on the LPGA tour from 1964-71. Gibson was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971.

5. Welcome To The Althea Gibson Website
Official site with biography, TV schedule, pictures, merchandise and information about the Althea Gibson Foundation.
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US Open Honors Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson World Champion

50th Anniversary Celebration

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Althea Gibson overcame unbelievable odds to achieve international acclaim and
success. Her journey from the violent streets of Harlem to the royal courts of
Wimbledon reveals her strength of character and her remarkable composure in
the face of racial prejudice. A pioneer in both amateur tennis and professional golf,
Althea paved the way for the likes of Venus Williams and Tiger Woods. Althea has often been referred to as the Jackie Robinson of tennis. She not only broke barriers in tennis, but she was also the first black woman on the LPGA tour.

6. Welcome To The Althea Gibson Website
US Open Honors Althea Gibson Althea Gibson World Champion 50th Anniversary Celebration Friday, August 31th
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US Open Honors Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson World Champion

50th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, August 31th

Click here for more
...
information and invitation (.pdf)

Althea Gibson overcame unbelievable odds to achieve international acclaim and
success. Her journey from the violent streets of Harlem to the royal courts of
Wimbledon reveals her strength of character and her remarkable composure in
the face of racial prejudice. A pioneer in both amateur tennis and professional golf,
Althea paved the way for the likes of Venus Williams and Tiger Woods. Althea has often been referred to as the Jackie Robinson of tennis. She not only broke barriers in tennis, but she was also the first black woman on the LPGA tour.

7. Gibson, Althea 1927- - 1950's Sports
Gibson, Althea 1927 - 1950's Sports at eNotes TSENNIS CHAMPION. Superb Athlete. Born in Silver, South Carolina, in 1927, Althea Gibson became the dominant female athlete of the late
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8. Althea Gibson Biographical Information
Born August 25, 1927 in Silver, SC, A righthander, grew up in Harlem. Her family was poor, but she was fortunate in coming to the
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Born August 25, 1927 in Silver, SC, A right-hander, grew up in Harlem. Her family
was poor, but she was fortunate in coming to the attention of Dr. Walter Johnson,
a Lynchburg VA physician who was active in the black tennis community. He became
her patron as he would later for Arthur Ashe, the black champion at Forest Hills
(1968) and Wimbledon (1975). Through Dr. Johnson, Gibson received better instruction
and competition, and contacts were set up with the USTA to inject her into the
recognized tennis scene. A trailblazing athlete who become the first African American to win championships at Grand Slam tournaments such as Wimbledon, the French Open, the Australian Doubles and the United States Open in the late 1950s. Gibson had a scintillating amateur career in spite of segregated offerings earlier in the decade. She won 56 singles and doubles titles during her amateur career in the 1950s before gaining international and national acclaim for her athletic prowess on the professional level in tennis.

9. Gibson, Althea - Training - World Of Sports Science
8/25/1927–9/23/2003. AMERICAN. PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYER, PROFESSIONAL GOLFER. Althea Gibson is an enduring symbol of the changes that began to be rendered in American sporting
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10. Gibson, Althea - Hutchinson Encyclopedia Article About Gibson, Althea
US tennis player, the first black American woman to compete at the US Championships at Forest Hills in 1950 and at Wimbledon in 1951. In 1957 she took both the women's singles and
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11. Gibson, Althea Quote - No Matter What Accomplishments You Make, Somebody Helped
Famous quote by Gibson, Althea No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you. on Quotations Book
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12. Althea Gibson — Infoplease.com
Encyclopedia Gibson, Althea. Gibson, Althea (ălthē' u) , 1927–2003, AfricanAmerican tennis player, b. Silver, S.C. In 1948 she won the first of 10 straight national black women's
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13. Facts About Gibson, Althea, As Discussed In Britannica Compton's Encyclopedia Gi
Facts about Gibson, Althea, (1927–2003). The first worldclass African American tennis player was Althea Gibson. In 1950 she broke the color barrier in tennis by becoming the
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    (1927–2003). The first world-class African American tennis player was Althea Gibson. In 1950 she broke the color barrier in tennis by becoming the first black athlete to play in the United States national tennis championship. She was the sport's top female player in the late 1950s, winning five Grand Slam singles events. Over the course of her career, she won more than 50 other... Get Random Facts Britannica Content: Other Britannica sites:
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14. Biography - Althea Gibson
Gibson, Althea Tennis b. Aug. 25, 1927, Silver, SC d. Sept. 28, 2003. Something of a tomboy as a youngster in Harlem, Gibson played basketball, stickball, and paddle tennis.
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Something of a tomboy as a youngster in Harlem, Gibson played basketball, stickball, and paddle tennis. She won her age group New York City paddle tennis championship in 1939 and then began taking lessons at the Cosmopolitan Tennis Club. In 1946, a well-to-do black doctor, Hubert Eaton of Wilmington, NC, took her in to help advance her career. Barred from public courts because she was black, she practiced on Dr. Eaton's backyard court. Gibson began playing in the all-black American Tennis Association tournaments in 1945 and won ten straight women's singles titles, from 1947 through 1956. She was the first black to play in the national indoor tournament, in early 1950, and she finished second, which should have won her an invitation to the U. S. National at Forest Hills. No invitation came until after a letter from former champion Alice Marble appeared in the July issue of American Lawn Tennis magazine. Marble wrote, in part, "If Althea Gibson represents a challenge to the present crop of players, then it's only fair that they meet this challenge on the courts." It took Gibson a while to adjust to the stronger competition she was now facing, but she broke through by winning the French and Italian singles championships in 1956. She also teamed with Angela Buxton to win the women's doubles events at Wimbledon and in the French championship.

15. Creative Quotations From Althea Gibson (1927-2003)
Althea Gibson in quotations to inspire creative thinking US tennis player. She was the first AfroAmerican player to win both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon championships, 1957.
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(1927-2003) born on Aug 25 US tennis player. "She was the first Afro-American player to win both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon championships, 1957." Share I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me."
"Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown." In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are. Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't really consider the amount of work required to stay tops. "In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best."
Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: ""I Always Wanted to Be Somebody," 1958." R: "On retirement from tennis, "So Much To Live For," 1968."

16. Gibson, Althea Definition Of Gibson, Althea In The Free Online Encyclopedia.
Gibson, Althea (ălthē`ə), 1927–2003, AfricanAmerican tennis player, b. Silver, S.C. In 1948 she won the first of 10 straight national black women's singles championships.
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18. Gibson, Althea - Astro-Databank, Althea Gibson Horoscope, Born 25 August 1927 In
Astrology data, biography and horoscope chart of Althea Gibson born on 25 August 1927 Silver SC, USA
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American tennis player and champion of the Wimbledon Women's Singles in 1957 and 1958. In 1950 she became the first black to compete in the Unitd States nationals. In her career, she won 56 tournaments, including five Grand Slam singles titles: the United States nationals and Wimbledon twice and the French Championship in 1956. Gibson was born in a sharecropper's shack in South Carolina. When she was a few months old, her parents moved to New York City, and she grew up in a rough neighborhood in Harlem. A chronic truant, she dropped out of school in the eighth grade. She was introduced to tennis when a Police Athletic League set up a paddle tennis court right in front of the Gibsons' house. She took up paddle tennis at age 9 and won a city-wide championship at 12. In 1941, a Harlem bandleader and part-time Police Athletic League supervisor bought her tennis rackets and introduced her to a black tennis club. There she found a coach, Fred Johnson, who taught her important lessons. During her adolescence, she lived "pretty wild" and, often coming home late, would be beaten by her father whom she saw as a strict disciplinarian, not abusive. However, she did leave her home, seeking refuge from her father in a Catholic home for girls and eventually received a welfare grant to get her own apartment.

19. Althea Gibson
Gibson, Althea (1927), American professional tennis player and golfer, who was named woman athlete of the year for 1957. She was born near Sumter, South Carolina, and educated at
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"Gibson, Althea (1927), American professional tennis player and golfer,
who was named woman athlete of the year for 1957. She was born near
Sumter, South Carolina, and educated at Florida Agricultural and
Mechanical University. At the age of 15 she was New York State black
girls' singles tennis champion; this was the first of many titles she
would hold during the next 15 years. In 1957 she won the All-England
women's singles championship at Wimbledon, the United States
women's clay court singles championship at River Forest, Illinois, and
the U.S. Open at Forest Hills in New York City. For these achievements
she was named woman athlete of the year for 1957 by the Associated Press.
After repeating as Wimbledon and U.S. national champion in 1958, she played professional exhibition tennis in 1959-60 and joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association in 1963. She was named in 1971 to the National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame." (Source: Gibson, Althea," Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2003 http://encarta.msn.com 1997-2003 Additional Links http://www.altheagibson.com/

20. Gibson Althea Free Encyclopedia Articles At Questia.com Online
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