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
Running Time: 83 minutes
Genres: Biographical, Black Viewpoints, Documentary, Documentary Feature, Women’s Studies
7:00pm April 18 | Hanesbrands | Buy tickets
4:00pm April 19 | Hanesbrands | Buy tickets