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Althea Gibson

Tennis (25-Aug-1927 — 28-Sep-2003)


Althea Gibson; with Ed Fitzgerald. I Always Wanted to Be Somebody. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1958. 176pp.

Althea Gibson; with Richard Curtis. So Much to Live for. New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1968.

Frances Clayton Gray; Yanick Rice Lamb. Born to Win: The Authorized Biography of Althea Gibson. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 2004.

Bruce Schoenfeld. The Match: Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton: How Two Outsiders -- One Black, the Other Jewish -- Forged a Friendship and Made Sports History. HarperCollins. 2004. 320pp.


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  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.253)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.585)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.395)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.270)

  10. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.192)

  11. American Lives: Sports (vol.1, p.324)

  12. ESPN Sports Almanac 2004 (p.522)

  13. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.230)

  14. Sports Illustrated 2005 Almanac (p.865)

  15. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.224)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.262)

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