Reception for Althea Gibson

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Althea Gibson in 1956

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Official reception for tennis star Althea Gibson after her ticket-tape parade, right after her first victory at Wimbledon. Speakers include Mayor Robert F. Wagner; the head of the United States Lawn Tennis Association, Renville H. McMann; Manhattan Borough President Jack Hulan; and Assemblyman Bertram Baker.

Mayor Wagner presents Ms. Gibson with a medal.

Mr. Wagner incorrectly identifies Ms. Gibson as born and raised in New York.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 73564
Municipal archives id: LT7644