Monday, August 27, 2007

Althea Gibson Honored at US Open

The opening day of this year's US Open tennis tournament was marked by a ceremony honoring the life and achievements of Althea Gibson, the first African American to win the United States National Championships, the tournament that would become the Open, fifty years ago. Gibson, who died in 2003, was a trailblazer in her field, breaking racial and gender barriers throughout her career.

For an in-depth description of Gibson's life and achievements, check out the USTA website, here.

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