Take a look at this short PBS American Masters promo.
The gifted sports champ was inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Hollywood gave her a short role in major movie starring John Wayne and William Holden. The 1959 release was called THE HORSE SOLDIERS. The story was set during the Civil War. The accomplished and internationally celebrated sports star played -- a plantation maid.
Did you know she could sing too? She cut a jazz album in the late 1950s called Althea Gibson Sings. Let's take a music break right now with the tennis great singing "Because of You."