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This Day In Tennis History: July 21, 1957 - Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major U.S. tennis title when she won the Women’s National clay-court singles competition.   keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com  pinterest.com/mysterkeepinit  keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com  facebook.com/pages/KeepinitRealSports/250933458354216  Mobile- m.keepinitrealsports.com

Today in Black History, - Althea Gibson, hall of fame tennis player, was the first Black woman to win the U. For more info, check out today's notes!

Arthur Ashe, Three Time Grand Slam Tennis Winner

He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States

Whatchu know about Hazel Scott? She was the first black woman to have her own television show and was married to Adam Clayton Powell. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled.

Hazel Scott (wife of Adam Clayton Powell) was the first black woman to have her own television show. She was blacklisted during the McCarthy era and her show was quickly cancelled.

Janet Waterford Bragg was a pioneer female African American pilot whose leadership in black pilot organziations in the 1930s created opportunities for others... (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Women in Aviaition and Space History)

1932 - Janet Harmon Waterford Bragg sitting on a fence at Harlem Airport, Chicago. Janet Bragg was a pioneer female African American pilot whose leadership in black pilot organizations in the created opportunities for others.

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Viola Davis has achieved tremendous stardom. She is an amazing actress and role model who was once homeless!

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Arthur Ashe, winning Wimbledon in 1975 "One important key to success is self-confidence." - Arthur Ashe Learn how life coaching can help you prepare for the challenges of life!

Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete of either gender to cross the color line of international tennis.

cartermagazine: “ May 2016 Today In History ‘Althea Gibson, tennis legend, won the women’s singles championship in the French Open on this date May becoming the first Black to win a major tennis title.

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