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 Marcus Mariota, Derrick Henry fuel rally, first... January 7, 2018 Four-time All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins signs with... July 3, 2018 Premiere: Scott Quinn Offers A Message Of... April 26, 2018 Album review: 'Dirty Computer,' Janelle Monáe May 2, 2018 Drake's soft centre makes him a new... July 18, 2018 Ravens’ Harbaugh lauds QB Jackson’s accuracy May 5, 2018 The Lakers are growing up together as... February 5, 2018 New Music: Swizz Beatz – 'It's Okayyy' June 1, 2018 Help us find these missing people November 9, 2013 Today in Afro History ! John Thompson... April 2, 2019 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.