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Althea Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration to Harlem, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, her fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring the story into a much broader realm of African American history, transcending sports.
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PBSAmerican Masters: Althea DVD
 
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5.0

Althea-First lady of Tennis!

By Butch

from Bronx NY

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Comments about PBS American Masters: Althea DVD:

A great documentary on a pioneer that the Williams sisters should be proud of! My only gripe was the selection of rap music to end the program which has no importance to Althea's life! The producers should of ended thedocumentary with one of Althea's songs after all she did have a singing career!

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Inspiring & educational film despite obstacles

By Renee the film buff

from Florence AL

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Comments about PBS American Masters: Althea DVD:

I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary of Ms Althea Gibson. I admired her ambition to succeed in her god-given profession, despite the racial challenges she faced. She came from humble beginnings to rise to the status of a Tennis Champion. Quite impressive! Very inspiring, but at the same time heartbreaking to watch as she spiraled down to low points in her career.

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