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FAMU's own Althea Gibson honored with sculpture at U.S. Open

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Posted at 9:38 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 22:05:21-04

(WTXL) — Florida A&M University was on hand at the U.S. Open in New York for a very special unveiling.

Aletha Gibson, a FAMU grad, was the first African-American to compete in the U.S. National Championships, the precursor to the U.S. Open.

The U.S. Open unveiled a sculpture of Gibson on Monday and FAMU was there to see it all.

It will be just outside Arthur Ashe Stadium on the grounds of the US Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.