In the 1940s and 50s, long before Arthur Ashe or the Williams sisters, Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to become World Champion. Reintroducing the pioneering athlete to a new generation, Rex Miller’s bittersweet tribute reveals how a street kid from Harlem reached the pinnacle of an unlikely sport during the height of racial segregation.

Director Rex Miller in attendance for screenings!

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Director: Rex Miller

Country: USA/UK

Year: 2014

Running Time: 83 minutes

Rating: TN



Genres: Biographical, Black Viewpoints, Documentary, Documentary Feature, Women’s Studies

Program/Section: Focus




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