Althea Gibson Google Logo Honors First African American Tennis Player To Win Grand Slam Titles

by Amy Gesenhues
Today’s animated Google logo is a tribute to tennis – and golf – legend Althea Gibson. Marking what would have been the athlete’s 87th birthday, Gibson was the first African American player to compete and take home titles at the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. Born on this date in 1927 in South Carolina, Gibson made great strides when she competed at the US National ...Read the full article