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Black History Month Virtual Speaker Series: “Althea Gibson and the History of Tennis at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture”

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This talk will explore the gender and racial dynamics of tennis as told through the life story of Hall of Famer Althea Gibson, who broke tennis’ color barrier when she became the first African-American to compete at the U.S. National Championships. Gibson went on to win titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Nationals, and the French […]