New Yorker Althea Gibson
had been the first black woman to take the Wimbledon title in 1957.
She has also written several children's books and won a NAACP Image Award for "Nothing but Trouble, the Story of Althea Gibson
Sue Strauffacher's NOTHING BUT TROUBLE: THE STORY OF ALTHEA GIBSON
(9780375834080, $16.99) tells of a girl who is 'nothing but trouble'--but Althea doesn't care what they say; she knows she's destined for fame--and so does recreation leader Buddy, who watches her athletic skills improve and who introduces her to the game of tennis.
Karen Deans, PLAYING TO WIN: THE STORY OF ALTHEA GIBSON
. New York: Holiday House, 2007.
From Harriet Tubman to Rosa Parks to Althea Gibson
to Fannie Lou Hamer to Eunice W.
Just three years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, Althea Gibson
, in 1950, followed suit when she became the first African American to compete in the U.S.
The piece by Yanick Rice Lamb, coauthor of the authorized biography on the tennis legend Althea Gibson
, opens a window into the Williams sisters own reading habits, academic goals and plans for more books.
Which terrorist was born on March 10Who was Althea Gibson
and what was she famous for.
as Florida A&M's first paid trainer, Eddie Shannon massaged a young Althea Gibson
's tired shoulders.
Mehru, 60, said: "Few people know that Althea Gibson
won Wimbledon in the '50s, or that Mary Seacole worked as a nurse with Florence Nightingale in the Crimea.
Chris Evert, Michelle Akers, Althea Gibson
, Amelia Earhart, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mary Lou Retton, Tara Lipinski and Martina Navratilova, with famous photographers and photojournalists such as Mary Ellen Mark, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Tina Barney, Lee Friedlander, Justine Kurland, Ruth Orkin, Eve Fowler, Andrea Modica, Charles Harbutt, Robert Mapplethorpe and Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Wells, April Saul, Melissa Farlow and Rick Rickman.
sikids.com/news/ blackhistory/index.html) Information on baseball's Jackie Robinson, tennis player Althea Gibson
and other black athletes is found on this site from Sports Illustrated for Kids.