American Masters: Althea DVD

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Althea Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration to Harlem, 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, transcending sports.

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Features:

  • Length: 90 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

Professional Reviews:

The most fascinating look at the trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson

"Her road to success was a challenging one, but I never saw her back down"
- Billie Jean King, Executive Producer

Grand Jury Prize
Best Documentary
American Black Film Festival 2015

3.5 out of 4 stars
"This well-researched, engrossing celebration of an important figure in both American sports and the struggle for racial equality is highly recommended." - Video Librarian

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 90 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • American Masters: Althea

    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.

    This DVD features subtitles in English