Who was the first American male to win Wimbledon?
The first American male to win the Wimbledon singles title was Bill Tilden in 1920.
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.
Who was the first black person to play in and win Wimbledon and the US national tennis championship?
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).