March 30, 2017

Today in History: Althea Gibson & Tennis

Today in History–July 6–the Library of Congress features Althea Gibson, who won the women's singles title at Wimbledon  on this date in 1957. This tennis star fought hard against racism just for the right to compete. In addition to more Wimbledon singles and doubles titles, Gibson won U.S. Nationals titles as well as French and Italian Open titles. Find out more about this fantastic athlete in the Today in History section, then click the links below to access portraits of Althea Gibson and … [Read more...]

Today in History: Kathy Whitworth & Golf

Today in History–September 27–the Library of Congress features champion golfer Kathy Whitworth, born on this day in 1939 Whitworth is the winningest golfer in history. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then check out more golf and sports primary source sets. Champion golfer Kathy Whitworth from America's Library Tiger Woods - Living Legends Topics in Chronicling America - Francis Ouimet Wins the 1913 US Open More historical newspaper coverage related to … [Read more...]

Today in History: Bob Fosse

Today in History–June 23–the Library of Congress features renowned choreographer Bob Fosse, born on this day in 1927. It seems Fosse was born into the business since his father worked in vaudeville. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more resources about Fosse, dance, and vaudeville. Bob Fosse's Dance notation for Little Me, 1962 Music, Theater, Dance: An Illustrated Guide An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction … [Read more...]