Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tag: Althea Gibson

‘It’s About Time’: Althea Gibson Honored With...

Althea Gibson, the woman who broke professional tennis' color barrier in 1950, was finally honored on the first day of the U.S....

‘Achievement Unlocked’: Serena Williams Becomes the Second...

Serena Williams has been making history in professional tennis ever since she began, and now she's done it again.

Serena Williams Road to 22: A Fierce...

With Serena Williams advancing to the second round of the U.S. Open, the greatest tennis player in the world continues her pursuit of the...

Before Serena Williams: 8 Amazing Facts About...

Before Serena Williams these Black athletes made a mark on tennis and golf. She Moved North to Escape the Jim Crow South Althea Gibson (Aug. 25, 1927...

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger’s Niece, Seeking to Make...

Tiger Woods finally led an African-American into pro golf. That it is his niece was not exactly what was expected of him when he...

6 Legendary Black Athletes You and Your...

Jack Johnson When he beat Tommy Burns for the world heavyweight championship in 1908, Johnson became the first Black man to hold the title that Mike...