Althea Gibson Postage Stamp Unveiling


On Friday, August 26th, former tennis pros including Katrina Adams, Zina Garrison, Billie Jean King and Chanda Rubin gathered at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to celebrate the release of the commemorative Althea Gibson Forever stamp. It is the 36th stamp in the Black Heritage collection and features the tennis legend in mid swing during a volley, adapted from a photograph taken at Wimbledon. In the 1950s Gibson won both Wimbledon and the US Championships (now the US Open) twice in addition to the French Championships (now the French Open), making her an African-American pioneer in tennis. She was also the number-one-ranked woman in the world. 

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