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On this day (Aug. 22) in history – 1950 Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 3:01 pm

1950 Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on U.S. tennis tour On this day in 1950, officials of the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) accept Althea Gibson into their annual championship at Forest Hills, New York, making her the first African-American player to compete in a U.S. national...
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