Barbers fired for not serving black sailorsThe Navy fires thirty white barbers for refusing to serve black sailors at the Jacksonville FL naval Station.
This is your Life: Alice MarbleAG is a guest. see transcript
AG sings at Lincoln UniversityThe College Women's Extravanganza program was called Around the World.
Army enlistmentAG explored entering the Women's Army Corp as a 2nd LT in the spring of 1954.
see Eaton letters
Annie Lee Moss investigated by McCarthyAnnie Lee Moss was a black communications clerk in the US Army Signal Corps in the Pentagon and alleged member of the American Communist Part and was questioned by United States Senator Joseph McCarthy in his role as the chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.The highly publicized case was damaging to McCarthy's popularity and influence.
Brown v. Board of Education of TopekaA landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.
Ralph Bunche Loyalty HearingInformants accused Ralph Bunche of being a communist. He was investigated through a loyalty hearing and cleared of the accusations.
New York State Women's Tennis Championship - Pelham Manor, NYWomen's singles:
2. AG d. Mrs. Raymond Bush, 6-0, 6-2
3. AG d. Alice Netter; 6-3, 6-0
F. AG d. Isabel Troccole: 10-8, 6-3.
F.Troccle/Norma Laidlow dd. AG/Joan Piken; 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
Daily News 07 July; Democrat & Chronicle 08 July; Philadelphia Inquirer 12 July; Atlanta Daily World 12 July; Brooklyn Daily Eagle 07 July.
May be first tournament under Llewellyn as coach.
National Clay Court Championship-River Forest Club, Chicago ILWomen's singles:
1. Lois Felix d. AG; 6-1, 6-0
S. AG/Ethel Norton d. Sara Mae Turner/Karol Fageros; 6-1, 6-1
F. Connolly/Hart d. AG/EN; 6-3, 6-2
Hartford Courant 19 July; Chicago Tribune 14 July, Courier News Journal, AP wire, 19 July.
Pennsylvania & Eastern States Women's Tournament (54th annual)- Haverford, PA at Merion Cricket ClubWomen's singles:
1. AG d. Mrs. Daniel B. Chance; 6-1, 6-1
2. Janet Hopps d. AG; 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Philadelphia Inquirer 20&23 July
Red Rose Tournament - Lancaster, PA (16th annual)Ladies singles:
1. AG d. Edith Cressman; 6-2, 6-0
Q. AG d. Lottie Buckley; 6-0, 6-1
S. AG d. Mary Albright; 6-0, 6-3
F. AG d. Betty Smith; 6-1, 6-1
S.AG/Mary Kay Morris d. Patsy Rice/Nancy Paden; 6-1, 6-1
F. AG/MKM d. Mary Albright/Betty Smith; 6-1, 6-1
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal 29&31 July; Lancaster New Era 30 July; Lancaster Sunday News 01 August
Eastern Grass Court Tournament - Orange, NJSingles:
1. AG d. Carolyn Liguri; 6-1, 6-3
2. AG d. Barbara Davidson; 6-2. 7-5
Q. Helen Fletcher d. AG; 6-4. 6-4
Phil Inquirer 3 Aug, Herald News 6 Aug., Paterson News (NJ) 7 Aug, Hartford Courant 7 Aug.
American Tennis Association Tournament - Bethune Cookman, Daytona FL (37th annual)Women's singles:
1. AG d. Richardeen Ellis; 6-1, 6-2
2. AG d. Margaret Peters; 6-1, 6-1
F. AG d. Ivy Cover Ramsey; 6-1, 6-0
AG/Whirlwind d. Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Vaughn; 6-3, 7-5
Atlanta Daily World 20 Aug, Alabama Tribune 27 Aug.
National Tennis Tournament (67th)-Forest HillsWomen's singles:
1-Helen Pastall Perez d. AG; 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Cleveland Call and Post 11 Sep
2- Tony Trabert d. Hubert Eaton, 6-0, 6-0, 6-1 (NYTimes)
Marian Anderson signs contract with Metropolitan OperaThe American contralto becomes the first black to be a lead singer for the NYC company. She will sing the lead role of fortune teller Ulrica in Verdi's opera, The Masked Ball, during the 1955 Met season.