The Resource American Masters - Althea Gibson: African-American Tennis Player, (evideo)

American Masters - Althea Gibson: African-American Tennis Player, (evideo)

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American Masters - Althea Gibson: African-American Tennis Player
Title
American Masters - Althea Gibson: African-American Tennis Player
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. She was the first African American to play and win at Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) ÔÇij a decade before Arthur Ashe.. The 90-minute documentary reveals the highs and lows of this remarkable athlete whose life and achievements transcend sports and have entered the annals of African American history. From her roots as a sharecropperÔÇṣ daughter in the cotton fields of South Carolina, to her emergence as the unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s, her story is a complex tale of race, class and gender.. In recounting GibsonÔÇṣ story, the filmmakers were meticulous in finding period imagery, including over 450 vintage photographs. Producer and director Rex Miller weaves this archival visual material and interviews with those who knew Gibson, such as former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Wimbledon champions Dick Savitt and Billie Jean King (who also serves as one of the filmÔÇṣ executive producers), Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, widow of Arthur Ashe, and more.. People often cite Arthur Ashe as the first African American to win Wimbledon (1975). He was indeed the first African American male to win the menÔÇṣ singles title, but it was, in fact, Althea Gibson, who was the first African American to cross the color line playing and winning at Wimbledon (1957 and 1958) and at the U.S. Nationals (1957 and 1958 ÔÇô precursor of the U.S. Open).
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VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by PBS in 2015
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kanopy
  • PBS (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
84
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History, Modern
  • Race relations
Technique
live action
Label
American Masters - Althea Gibson: African-American Tennis Player, (evideo)
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Publication
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  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
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unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1208762
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • kan1208762
  • (OCoLC)1018199304
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
American Masters - Althea Gibson: African-American Tennis Player, (evideo)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1208762
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • kan1208762
  • (OCoLC)1018199304
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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