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Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson didn’t just redefine the world of professional tennis when she became the first African-American to win Wimbledon in 1957. She redefined the world. Poet Maya Angelou narrates as timeless footage and classic interviews take us on a journey with Gibson from the streets of Harlem to the halls of athletic history, and her groundbreaking championships at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the French Open in the late 1950s. Her rise took her through a forest of difficulty and racial barriers, and left sports with a new image for the word champion.