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Gib·son

(gib'sŏn),
Kasson C., U.S. dentist, 1849-1925. See: Gibson bandage.

Gib·son

(gib'sŏn),
George A., Scottish physician, 1854-1913. See: Gibson murmur.
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Althea Gibson announced she would quit tennis for a year to launch a career as a popular singer.
Four years later Althea Gibson was invited to play at Forest Hills.
Other Wheaties Black History Month honorees have included Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Josh Gibson, Satchell Paige, James "Cool Papa" Bell, Althea Gibson, Arthur Ashe, Walter Payton, Bill Russell and Julius "Dr.
They include Jackie Robinson playing in the major leagues, the Miracle on Ice, the establishment of Title IX, the integration of the NBA, the broadcasting of sports on television, the Black Sox scandal, Secretariat winning the Triple Crown, the death of Dale Earnhardt, the streak of Cal Ripken, the stabbing of Monica Seles, the Nancy Kerrigan/Tonya Harding scandal, and the achievements of athletes like Michael Phelps, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, Althea Gibson, Wayne Gretzky, Kerri Strug, Tiger Woods, Rocky Marciano, and Dan Jansen.
The struggle by the women's movement gets relatively little accounting, save for a brief passing of Title IX and a few key figures such as Althea Gibson, Babe Didrikson, Billy Jean King, and Martina Navratilova.
Organized alphabetically by name, the text includes entries for such figures as Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe, Barry Bonds, Althea Gibson, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Joe Louis, Shaquille O'Neal, Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph, Venus and Serena Williams, and Tiger Woods.
New Yorker Althea Gibson had become the first black woman to take the Wimbledon title in 1958.
In addition to her current responsibilities, she commentates for the Tennis Channel and serves as a spokesperson for the Althea Gibson Foundation.
Playing To Win: The Story of Althea Gibson is a children's picturebook biography of Althea Gibson, an African-American female tennis player from Harlem.
The American dominance of Wimbledon continued well into the 1950s and they gave us Althea Gibson, the first black winner, in 1957.
New Yorker Althea Gibson had taken that honour for the women back in 1958, but it took Ashe's victory over defending champion Jimmy Connors to make honours even.
From the Williams sisters in tennis, Tiger Woods in golf, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Tracy McGrady and Kobe Bryant in basketball, Donovan McNabb, Daunte Culpepper and Michael Vick in football, Gary Sheffield, Derek Jeter, Derrek Lee in baseball, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Barry Bonds, Bill Russell, Althea Gibson, Hank Aaron, Wilma Rudolph, Willie Mays, Teresa Edwards, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Alice Coachman, Lisa Leslie.