Althea Gibson was born in south carolina on August 25, 1927.
she loved sports when she was little and know. she loves to play tennis but in the 1940s and 50s the tournaments were closed to African Americans. But she played any way. In 1951 she became the first African American women to play at Wimbledon. She won the women's singles and doubles at Wimbledon in 1957 and won the U.S Open in 1958. She died in September 28, 2003.