Althea Gibson quotes

No. I don't consider myself to be a representative of my people. I am thinking of me and nobody else.'
In response to a reporter's question who compared her to Jackie Robinson as an outstanding representative of her race.

About Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson
Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title. The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals, then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the... Wikipedia
August 25, 1927, Clarendon County, South Carolina
September 28, 2003, East Orange, New Jersey

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