Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion

althea gibsonAlthea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion

This parade took place July 11, 1957 in honor of Althea Gibson, Wimbledon Women’s Champion. Gibson was the first person of color, male or female, to break through the color barrier in professional tennis. Her list of historical firsts in sports is astounding and possibly unmatched by any athlete in modern history. Click here to learn more.

Click here to view a map of the ticker tape parade marker for Althea Gibson.

This is the only ticker tape parade ever thrown in honor of an achievement in the sport of tennis.