Sen. Kamala Harris and 5 Other Notable Alpha Kappa Alpha Members

Sen. Kamala Harris & 5 Other Notable Alpha Kappa Alpha Members
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Althea Gibson

Source: El Gráfico

Gibson, a trailblazer in women’s tennis, made history by becoming the first Black person to earn a Grand Slam title, having won the French Open in 1956; she also won back-to-back singles titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 1957 and 1958.

In addition to her Grand Slam championships, Gibson broke down barriers for Black athletes by being named the first Black person to receive Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press.

Another tennis great, Serena Williams, said, “Althea Gibson paved the way for all women of color in [sports]” on Instagram in 2016.

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