Black Women In Sports


Althea Gibson was the first African American woman to win the Wimbeldon tennis tournament.

1925 - 1965

louise Stokes and Tidye Pickett qualified for the 1932 Olympics in track and field,

July 30 1932 - 1965

Wilma Rudolph crossing the finish line to win one of her three gold medals at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, Italy.

1940 - 1965

Althea Gibson poses with a bouquet of roses, a pair of tennis raquets and a trophy after her victory in the French Championships

1940 - 1956

Jackie Joyner-Kersee (1962-) won Olympic gold medals in the heptathalon

1943 - 1965

Debbie Thomas won the bronze medal in ladie's figure skating at the 1946 Olympics.

1946 - 1965

bell hook was the first black african american women in sports.

1947 - 1965

The winners of the Women's 400 meter relay celebrate their victory at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Left to right: Catherine Hardy of Georgia; Barbara Jones

1952 - 1965

Mickey Wright wins the first woman's golf "grand slam," with the LPGA championship, the US Open, and the Titleholders tournament.

1961 - 1965

Maritza Correia was the first African American woman to make the US Olympic Women's Swim Team.

1964 - 1965