American masters. a Rexpix Media Production in association with Thornapple Films and Augusta Films ; directed and produced by Rex Miller ; edited and produced by Elisabeth Haviland James ; produced by Nancy Buirski. Althea /
This is the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) - a dec...
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