The Woman Who Broke the Color Barrier for #Tennis


<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> Most prized trophy, the Suzanne Lenglen Cup, is held by Althea after winning French title.

#AltheaGibson as one of the most interesting and accomplished figures in the history of #Tennis, by 1950 she had gotten enough attention within the sport that the #US Lawn Tennis Association allowed her to be the first #African-#America in its national championship, the tournament that was the precursor to today’s #USOpen.

Read more at: http://time.com/3924566/althea-gibson-life-magazine/

 



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