American Masters: Althea DVD

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Item #: WB0522
Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s. Althea's life and achievements transcend sports. Her roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration north to Harlem in the '30s, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, her fame that thrust ... More
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Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s. Althea's life and achievements transcend sports. Her roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration north to Harlem in the '30s, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, her fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring the story into a much broader realm of African American History. 

Producer: REXPIX Media Production
Executive Producer: John Amos, Billie Jean King, William Ackman
Production Year: 2015
Copyright Year: 2014
Rating: TV-PG
Talent: Althea Gibson
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Renee B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/06/22
Inspiring educational film despite obstacles
Review by Renee B. on 03/06/22 review stating Inspiring educational film despite obstacles
I thoroughly enjoyed the documentary of Ms Althea Gibson. I admired her ambition to succeed in her god-given profession, despite the racial challenges she faced. She came from humble beginnings to rise to the status of a Tennis Champion. Quite impressive! Very inspiring, but at the same time heartbreaking to watch as she spiraled down to low points in her career.
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Butch
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/06/22
Althea-First lady of Tennis!
Review by Butch on 03/06/22 review stating Althea-First lady of Tennis!
A great documentary on a pioneer that the Williams sisters should be proud of! My only gripe was the selection of rap music to end the program which has no importance to Altheas life! The producers should of ended thedocumentary with one of Altheas songs after all she did have a singing career!


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