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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