[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].

[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.

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

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

Related Materials:

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

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/archive/08/0828001r.jpg