In less than a month, Serena Williams will try to make history and become the fourth woman to win a calendar year Grand Slam of tennis. But before Arthur Ashe and the Williams sisters became icons of the sport, there was Althea Gibson. Gibson won both Wimbledon and the US National Championships, the precursor to the US Open. Join us at the Schomburg Center for this documentary about Gibson’s rise and for a subsequent panel with former NYC Mayor David Dinkins and others. We’ll grab a bite to eat afterwards.
We will take a log here, but you have to reserve your space at no charge online at: http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/08/25/films-schomburg-althea?hspace=313340