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Author: Rex Miller, (Cinematographer)Elisabeth Haviland JamesNancy BuirskiRexpix Media Productions,Thornapple Films,All authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2015] [2015]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Althea Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration to Harlem, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and 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, transcending  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Biography
Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Sports television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Named Person: Althea Gibson; Althea Gibson
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rex Miller, (Cinematographer); Elisabeth Haviland James; Nancy Buirski; Rexpix Media Productions,; Thornapple Films,; Augusta Films,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; PBS Distribution (Firm),
ISBN: 9781627895101 1627895108
OCLC Number: 922939121
Language Note: In English; with optional English subtitles.
Credits: Cinematographer, Rex Miller ; edited by Elisabeth Haviland James ; original score, David Majzlin.
Performer(s): Althea Gibson.
Event notes: Originally broadcast Sept. 4, 2015 as an episode of the PBS television series: American Masters.
Target Audience: TV Parental Guidelines Rating: TV-PG +L (coarse or crude language)
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: American masters (Television program)
Responsibility: a Rexpix Media Production in association with Thornapple Films and Augusta Films ; directed and produced by Rex Miller ; edited and produced by Elisabeth Haviland James ; produced by Nancy Buirski.

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Althea Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper's daughter, her family's migration to Harlem, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and 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, transcending sports.

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