The International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts professor Ashley Brown, to discuss her new book Serving Herself: The Life and Times of Althea Gibson. In this comprehensive biography, Brown narrates the public career and private struggles of tennis Hall of Famer Althea Gibson (1927-2003).
From her start playing paddle tennis on the streets of Harlem as a young teenager to her eleven Grand Slam tennis titles to her professional golf career, Althea Gibson became the most famous Black sportswoman of the mid-twentieth century. In her unprecedented athletic career, she was the first African American to win titles at the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.
Doors will open at 6:00pm for guests to explore the museum and enjoy a reception before the lecture beings at 7:00PM. Visit https://www.tennisfame.com/serving-herself-lecture to learn more about the lecture and to purchase your ticket.