Althea Gibson (1920-2003) World number one American sportswoman, first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour, first to win Grand Slam title in 1956

Althea Gibson (1920-2003) World number one American sportswoman, first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour, first to win Grand Slam title in 1956

Professional Golfer Ann Gregory, 1956. First African American Woman to compete in a USGA Championship.

Professional Golfer Ann Gregory, 1956. First African American Woman to compete in a USGA Championship.

Althea Gibson (August 25th 1927 - September 28th 2003) was an American tennis player. Gibson turned pro at the age of 31 and was the first black tennis player to win Wimbledon (in 1957) and the U.S. Open (in 1958). Aside from her success, she is most remembered for breaking the color barrier in professional tennis. She won a total of five Grand Slam titles.

Althea Gibson (August 25th 1927 - September 28th 2003) was an American tennis player. Gibson turned pro at the age of 31 and was the first black tennis player to win Wimbledon (in 1957) and the U.S. Open (in 1958). Aside from her success, she is most remembered for breaking the color barrier in professional tennis. She won a total of five Grand Slam titles.

Renee Powell was the second black woman to play on the LPGA tour behind Althea Gibson. Powell played on the tour from 1967 to 1980. started playing golf at three years old. Her father, William Powell, is the only African American to design, build, own and operate a golf course in the U.S.- the Clearview Golf Club. Bill Powell wanted blacks to have a chance to golf without discrimination. He formed the first golf team at Wilberforce University in 1937 and is a life member of the PGA.

Renee Powell was the second black woman to play on the LPGA tour behind Althea Gibson. Powell played on the tour from 1967 to 1980. started playing golf at three years old. Her father, William Powell, is the only African American to design, build, own and operate a golf course in the U.S.- the Clearview Golf Club. Bill Powell wanted blacks to have a chance to golf without discrimination. He formed the first golf team at Wilberforce University in 1937 and is a life member of the PGA.

cheyenne woods | Tiger Woods, right, greets his niece, Cheyenne Woods, near the 18th ...

cheyenne woods | Tiger Woods, right, greets his niece, Cheyenne Woods, near the 18th ...

Professional golfer - Zakiya Randall Youngest and First African American Female Golfer in History to win 1st place in LPGA's US Women's Open. Currently participating in Golf Channel's competition show with former athletes "Big Break NFL Puerto Rico"

Professional golfer - Zakiya Randall Youngest and First African American Female Golfer in History to win 1st place in LPGA's US Women's Open. Currently participating in Golf Channel's competition show with former athletes "Big Break NFL Puerto Rico"

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