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Main Title Althea /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Miller, Rex
James, Elisabeth Haviland,
Buirski, Nancy,
Publisher PBS, Distributed by PBS Distribution,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 922939121
ISBN 9781627895101; 1627895108
Subjects Tennis players--United States--Biography. ; African American tennis players--Biography. ; African American women athletes--Biography.
Additional Subjects Gibson, Althea,--1927-2003.
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EJAM BEPAC GV697.G5A58 2015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/27/2017
Collation 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes
Originally broadcast Sept. 4, 2015 as an episode of the PBS television series: American Masters.
Contents Notes
Althea Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration to Harlem, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and her fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring the story into a much broader realm of African American history, transcending sports.