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Women’s History Month: The Legacy of Althea Gibson from FAMU To Tennis Immortality

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Hailing from Silver, South Carolina in 1927, Althea Gibson grew up in Harlem, New York. After winning the New York City women's paddle tennis...

They Reminisce: Althea Gibson Wins Wimbledon in 1957

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In our semi-regular column "They Reminisce", we take a quick look back at some of the more memorable and lasting moments in sports and entertainment.

Screen Time: American Masters Presents Althea Director Rex Miller (Video)

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Venus Williams: A Dream Come True

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July 8, 2000 - Richard Williams' outlandish dreams for his daughters, nurtured first on the courts of Compton, California, came true on this day.  His older daughter Venus joined Althea Gibson as the only African-American

CBS Sports Devotes Day of Programming To The Experience Of Black Athletes With “Portraits...

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CBS Sports continues the conversation on racism in sports and society with James Brown hosting five hours of programming focused on tales of Black...

Sloane Stephens and Kamau Murray Are Tennis’ New Dream Team

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The impact of Sloane Stephens first U.S. Open Finals has so many dimensions. The 24-year-olds victory cemented her as a force in the womens game. It boosted optimism for the future of womens tennis and the tradition of African-American excellence t

The Unique And Parallel Paths Of Serena Williams And Misty Copeland

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Serena Williams and Misty Copeland are the faces of their respective professions in the United States.

Williams is the face of American tennis (men and women) while Co

Our Game 2: Sloane Stephens Has Been Here Before

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Sloane Stephens has dipped her painted toe nail into the waters of tennis history before. The Plantation, Fla.-born teenager plastered her room with Williams Sisters posters as a child, picked up a tennis racket at age 9 and in '07 started backhand

The Williams Sisters Are Matriarchs Of Black Women’s Tennis Takeover

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The 2013 U.S. Open in Flushing, Queens has been a symbolic tournament for American tennis. Days after James Blake announced that the Open would be his swan song, the 33-year-old shot maker lost to Croatian Ivo Karlovic in the fourth round of the U.

Sloane Stephens Crashed Serena’s Party, Now Let’s See If She Stays

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The Williams sisters remain the long-standing chocolate darlings of tennis and torch bearers for future stars of the sport, but it was all set up for Sloane Stephens, another brown-skinned cuti

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