#4803 Althea Gibson, Tennis Player, Black Heritage Series
... valued at $0.04
The 36th stamp in the Black Heritage series
honors Althea Gibson (1927?2003), a pioneering tennis player
who became the first black Wimbledon champion. The tall, lean Gibson ... serve and precise volleys. She blazed a trail for a future generation of African-American players
, such as Arthur Ashe and sisters Venus and Serena Williams.