Althea Gibson, of New York, reaching high for shot during women’s singles semifinal match against Christine Truman, of England, in All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, July 4, 1957.

Althea was the first black person of any gender or nationality to win Wimbledon.  

Althea Gibson, of New York, reaching high for shot during women’s singles semifinal match against Christine Truman, of England, in All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, July 4, 1957.

Althea was the first black person of any gender or nationality to win Wimbledon.