Althea Gibson

By: Adriana olivares

Why is Althea Gibson a leader

Althea Gibson is a leader because she shows everyone that black women can do stuff just like other people in the world. She also is brave for going through discrimination she showed people that anyone can do everything even if people don't think you can do something.One person said, “ If Althea Gibson represents a challenge to the present crop of women players” this is from the book Sports and Athletics. Althea is a person that follows her dream and never gives up on her dream and she never wants anyone to give up on theirs.

Althea is very determined to become a professional tennis player and she did by just practicing and practicing and doing her best. She also is courage because all of her accomplishments that she did she couldn't do them without her family and friends and everyone how admirers her just like her quote,"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you." She made that to tell people What ever accomplishments you make you didn't do it alone. She spoke to a lot of black people in the world.