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Althea Gibson is being honored by Google on her birthday. Gibson was the first African-American to win the U.S. Nationals and Wimbledon tennis championships.

Gibson was born on this day in 1927 and was also the first African-American named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year in 1957, and she won again in 1958.

Gibson died in October 2003 in East Orange, N.J.

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  • Brad

    My mothers line sister at FAMU.

  • Mary Burrell

    I thought it was a nice acknowledgement. I love the google doodles.