● Althea Gibson:
Althea Gibson was a tennis player and professional golfer born August 25, 1927 in Clarendon County, South Carolina. During the Great Migration her family moved to Harlem, New York where Gibson then picked up her first tennis racket. Known as one of the first Black athletes to cross over internationally, Gibson was a talented and successful tennis player, being the first Black woman to win a Grand Slam Title in 1956. She was also the first woman to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Time. As far as golfing, she was the first Black woman to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour in 1964. Gibson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. She passed away September 28, 2003 at 76 years old.