Althea Gibson, the first Black woman to win Wimbledon and the first to compete at the U.S. Open, will be honored on a postage stamp. The official ceremony for the stamp will be in August.
Even though it’s hardly news when Venus and Serena Williams mow down opponents at grand slam tournaments, Gibson was the Venus Williams and Jackie Robinson of her era combined. Gibson won Wimbledon in 1957.
Gibson will be honored as part of the U.S. postal service’s Black heritage series.