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[Althea Gibson, of New York, reaching high for shot during women's singles semifinal match against Christine Truman, of England, in the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, July 4, 1957].

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Title:[Althea Gibson, of New York, reaching high for shot during women's singles semifinal match against Christine Truman, of England, in the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, July 4, 1957].
Date:1957 July 4
Description:

In this black-and-white photograph taken July 4, 1957, tennis star Althea Gibson, the first African American to win the French Open, reaches to return the tennis ball to her opponent, Christine Truman of England, at Wimbledon, England.

Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.

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Types:Black-and-white photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003 | African American women athletes--New York (State) | African American tennis players--New York (State) | Tennis--Tournaments--England | Wimbledon Championships | United Kingdom, England, London, 51.507351, -0.127758
Collection:African American Odyssey
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division
Original Material:

New York World-Telegram & Sun Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Division. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://crdl.usg.edu/id:loc_afamodyssey_0828001r
Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/archive/08/0828001r.jpg