Althea Gibson

This is a biographical documentary about Althea Gibson (1927-2003). Narrated by Maya Angelou, it explores the barriers she broke for African Americans and women in tennis. Althea Gibson not only played tennis, but was a golfer. She had a brief singing career and even appeared on  The Ed Sullivan Show.  She also made an appearance in a John Wayne film. Sadly, women did not gain financial rewards as they do today from tennis. Althea Gibson continued to coach in her later years and inspired many women athletes.

Althea Gibson

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