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

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Times: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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$15 - Members
$25 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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