Afro History Today in Afro History ! Althea Gibson becomes first Afro American woman to win Wimbledon in 1957 ! written by Marc Alexander July 6, 2019 Althea Gibson, half-length portrait, holding tennis racquet / World Telegram & Sun photo by Fred Palumbo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) View image | gettyimages.com Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Althea Gibson becomes the first Afro American woman to win a major tennis title by winning the French Open in 1956 !Today in Afro History ! Tennis Champion Arthur Ashe passes away in 1993.Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American male to win the U.S Open in 1968 !Today in Afro History ! Matthew A. Henson served as navigator to a small group of explorers that were the first to reach the North Pole in 1909 !Today in Afro History ! Sugar Ray Robinson wins his Fifth World Championship Title in 1958 !Today in Afro History ! Jamaican Sprinter, Asafa Powell breaks 100m world record with a time of 9.77 seconds in 2005 ! Today in Afro History ! Althea Gibson becomes first Afro American woman to win Wimbledon in 1957 ! was last modified: June 30th, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Comedian, Kevin Hart ! Actress/Singer, Della Reese ! Rapper, 50 Cent ! Actress, Tia Mowry ! Actress, Tamera Mowry ! NFL player, Brandon Jacobs ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Baseball Legend, Satchel Paige ! WNBA star Lisa Leslie ! Writer, Margaret Walker ! Actor, Allen Payne ! Singer, Sevyn Streeter ! You may also like Winston: No NFL interview over Uber incident April 16, 2018 Doctor who killed himself accused of decades-long... July 6, 2018 Jackson won’t switch spots: ‘I’m a quarterback’ March 2, 2018 Rapper Belly reportedly assaulted by security guards... April 22, 2018 Ranking Brandy's Albums From Worst to First April 10, 2018 Enzo Amore's debut rap single addressing rape... May 29, 2018 Pistons PG Jackson cleared for light running February 22, 2018 20 years later: How Barry Sanders ran... December 12, 2017 Lowry: Raptors’ record season ‘wasted year’ May 8, 2018 The mother of an aspiring rapper gunned... May 8, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.