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A Journey into 366 Days of Black History wall calendar 2020

12 Significant 


Althea Gibson (1927-2003)

September 19, 2019

Althea Gibson, the  vanguard of tennis for African Americans. Pictured here after her Wimbledon victory over Darlene Hard. It seems Ms. Hard is equally elated at the historical significance of Gibson's victory, and showed extraordinary sportsmanship. It was in 1957, when Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win the Wimbledon Championship. At the 2019 U.S. Open Championship Tournament, a statue was erected of Althea Gibson in front of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Learn more about Althea Gibson and other significant achievers in the 2020 edition of "A Journey into 365 Days of Black History" wall calendar.

Flashback from the IOKTS Archives

September 1, 2018

Bitches Brew, the man with the horn, Miles Davis' 1970 recording with this brilliant cover artwork done by the phenomenal Mati Klarwein (1932 - 2002). We were able to collaborate with Mati by producing a series of posters, and cards through Pomegranate ArtBooks, our publisher. A few of the stalwart achievers we introduced are: Major Taylor (first African-American champion bicyclist. Featured on TV commercial currently), We introduced Willa Banks, Pioneer Aviatrix who I had spoke with by telephone at the time of publishing, and the late Dynamic, powerful US. Congressman, Ron Dellums, who passed on July 30, 2018.

From the Researcher's Notes

September 19, 2019

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