- Film ,
Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Althea Gibson was a sharecropper’s daughter and a truant from the rough streets of Harlem who emerged in the 1950s as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world. Bringing a fierce athleticism to the game, she was the first African-American to play— and win—at Wimbledon and Forest Hills, a decade before Arthur Ashe. This long-awaited documentary also reveals Gibson’s important role off the court.
Join us for a RECEPTION at the Media Arts Lab after the screening.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Times: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm