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  • 0 10
  • 2014
  • Nonemin

Althea Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Althea emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 1930s, mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring her story into a much broader realm of the American story.

Rex Miller
Rex Miller Director, Producer...
Elisabeth Haviland James
Elisabeth Haviland James Editor, Producer
Nancy Buirski
Nancy Buirski Producer
David Majzlin
David Majzlin Original Music Composer, Musical
Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King Executive Producer
John Amos
John Amos Executive Producer
William Ackman
William Ackman Executive Producer
Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson Althea Gibson