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