Tennis legend Althea Gibson emerged from South Carolina to break color barriers in professional tennis.
In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam tournament, and went on to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open the following year.
She became a champion despite the rules of the segregation era, a time when country clubs would not allow her to dress in their clubhouses.
The new documentary “Althea” provides a glimpse of how she did it.
Host Frank Stasio talks with filmmaker Rex Miller. “Althea” screens at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham on Sunday.