1948 - Althea Gibson

Timeline created by dbloom
  • Reginald S. Weir entry to National Indoor Championship accepted by the USLTA

    The tournament starts Thursday March 11. Billy Talbert defeated Weir in the semifinals: 6-1, 6-1
  • New England Tennis Association Open - Hartford CT

    AG wins women's singles.
    AG/Silvia Lawrence win doubles. Afro American 17 July
  • National Capitol Open Tournament-Banneker Court Washington, DC

    Singles:
    Q. AG d. Ruby Woods; 6-0, 6-1
    S. AG d. Wilhemina Clarke; 6-0, 6-0
    F. AG d. Dorothy Lopez; 6-0, 6-3
    Mixed doubles:
    Q. AG/Whirlwind; bye
    S. AG/Whirlwind d. Wilhemina Clarke/Jake Wells; 6-2, 7-5
    F. AG/WW d. William (Babe) Jones/Florence Barnes; 6-2, 6-1
    Afro American 31 July
  • US military integration

    Executive Order 9981 is an executive order issued by President Harry S. Truman. It abolished discrimination "on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin" in the United States Armed Forces. The executive order eventually led to the end of segregation in the services.
  • Pennsylvania Open Tennis Tournament-Philadelphia Germantown YMCA

    Women singles:
    F. AG d. Ethel Freeman; 6-0, 6-1
    Mixed doubles:
    F. AG/Whirlwind d. Ora Washington/William (Babe) Jones;6-2, 6-4
    Afro American 07 Aug, 31 July
  • Eastern Tennis Championship-Scotch Plains, NJ Shady Rest CC

    Women singles:
    S (?). AG d. Martha Davis; 6-0, 6-1
    F. AG d. Nana Davis; 6-0, 6-1
    Afro American 07 Aug
  • NY Tennis Association 30th annual Tournament - Cosmopolitan Club NYC

    Women Singles:
    F. AG d. Nana Davis; 6-1, 6-1
    Women Doubles:
    F. AG/Anna Showers d. Matilda and Martha Davis; 6-2, 6-1
    New Journal and Guide 07 Aug
  • Southeastern Tennis Tournament-Durham, NC NC College

    Women singles:
    S. AG d. Dorothy Davis; 6-1. 6-1
    F. AG d. Nana Davis; 6-1, 6-1, 6-1
    Mixed doubles:
    F. AG/Whirlwind d. William Jones/Thornton; 6-4, 6-4
    Pittsburgh Courier 21 Aug
  • American Tennis Association Tournament, 31st - Orangeburg, SC

    Women singles:
    S.AG d. Dorothy Davis; 6-0, 6-1
    F. AG d. Nana Davis; 6-3, 6-0
    Mixed doubles:
    F. AG/Whirlwind d. Frances Gitten/Vernon Morgan; 6-2, 6-4 (double checked correct score)
    Chicago Defender 04 Sep; Atlanta Daily World 25 Aug;