Who was the first African male to win the Wimbledon?
Althea Gibson (1927-) was not only the first black woman but the first ever black person to win at Wimbledon. She took the title in 1951 and the same year she was the first black woman to be invited to enter the American Lawn Tennis Association Championships. In 1950 she also became the first African American of either sex to compete in the US Open tennis competition.
Hattie McDaniel was nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress for Gone with the Wind (1939) as Mammy. She won. Not only is she the first African American (male or female) to be nominated for an Oscar, but she is the first African American (male or female) to win an Oscar, and she is also the oldest black actress to win an Oscar (age 44).
Who was the first black person to play in and win Wimbledon and the US national tennis championship?
Althea Gibson was the first African American ever to play in the U.S. Open. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam event, the clay surface French Open. She became the first African American to win a women's title at the U.S. Open in 1957 and repeated her victory in 1958. Althea Gibson also was the first African American to win the All-England Lawn Tennis Women's Singles Championship at Wimbledon…