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Sat, 09.11.1999

A Second Black woman wins the US Open Tennis Title

On this date in 1999, Serena Williams became the first Black woman to win the USA Open since Althea Gibson won it in 1958.

In 2013, she won her fifth USA Open title!

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To become a Professional Athlete

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John William Boone (1864-1927) world-renowned Ragtime Pianist Blind Boone’s Apparitions by Tyehimba Jess
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