Film

FILM: Althea

When: Tue., April 5, 7 p.m. 2016

Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950's. Althea’s roots as a Carolina sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 30’s, her mentoring of Sugar Ray Robinson 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. Post film Q&A with film Director/Cinematographer Rex Miller.

Price: Free - tickets required

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