Darlene Hard kisses Althea Gibson after Gibson defeated her 6-3, 6-3, in the finals of the women's singles tennis championship at Wimbledon. Gibson was the first black woman to win the title.
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Althea Gibson, US and Wimbledon tennis champion, gives some pointers on the game to students attending a tennis clinic at Midwood High School in Brooklyn, New York, New York, December 1957.
Althea Gibson, the first African American to become tennis champion of the world by winning the Wimbledon match in England, waves from an open car during the parade up Broadway in the City's official tribute to her, New York, New York,...More
Raising her glass of milk in a toast, Althea Gibson, the new women's Wimbledon singles champion, shows she's glad to be home, as her proud parents, Annie and Daniel Gibson, stand by at the Gibson home. Althea, the first African...More
Tennis players Christine Truman (left) and Althea Gibson shaking hands after the latter won their semi-final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, London, July 4th 1957.
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London, England- Althea Gibson, in action at Wimbledon, is shown is some fancy hand and foot action during play against Mrs. Z. Kormoczy of Hungary in the second day round of Tennis Championships at Wimbledon. Miss Gibson won in two...More
Top-seeded Althea Gibson of New York easily won her third round women's singles match by defeating Mary Hellyer of Australia, 6-4, 6-2. Althea, seeking to become the first black singles champion in Wimbledon history, is shown in action...More
Althea Gibson waves to crowds during a ticker-tape parade given in her honor after her victorious return from Wimbledon. Gibson was the first black woman to win the Wimbledon championship; she and Darlene Hard also won the women's...More
A picture that makes sports history, snapped at Wimbledon, as her majesty Queen Elizabeth of England awarded the Wimbledon trophy, symbolic of the tennis singles championship of the world, to Alethea Gibson (center, back to camera),...More
Althea Gibson (l) and Darlene Hard at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Waist-up photograph.