I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it’s half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.
– Althea Gibson
(1927-2003), American tennis player. Althea was the first African American player on the tennis tour. She won five Grand Slam singles titles: the French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957, 1958) and the U.S. Open (1957, 1958) as well as six Grand Slam doubles titles.