Althea Gibson the first African American to win a Wimbledon Championship

 

29-year-old Althea Gibson of Harlem became the first African American ever to win a championship in Britain’s historic Wimbledon tournament. Gibson was accorded the city’s traditional reception with a ticker tape parade in 1957.

 

Althea Gibson ticker tape parade in NYC after becoming the first ever African-American woman to win a championship at Wimbledon (1957)

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Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash (1956)

 

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins,
Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.
The ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ (1956)

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash in an impromptu jam session on Tuesday December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The jam session was recorded and is referred to as the “Million Dollar Quartet”.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash in an impromptu jam session on Tuesday December 4, 1956 in the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The jam session was recorded and is referred to as the “Million Dollar Quartet”.