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Sammy Davis, Jr. with talk show host Sam Levenson and tennis legend Althea Gibson at piano at a Bon Voyage party for Ms. Gibson at Birdland Nightclub in New York City. Ms. Gibson was set to leave for Wimbledon in the next few days. Photo by Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images.

Minnie Riperton and tennis legend Arthur Ashe at the Arthur Ashe Roast at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 1976. Photo by EBONY photographer Isaac Sutton.

Minnie Riperton and tennis legend Arthur Ashe at the Arthur Ashe Roast at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 1976. Photo by EBONY photographer Isaac Sutton.

Tennis players at the New York State Negro Tennis Championships, at the Cosmopolitan Tennis Club in New York City, August 1940. From left to right: Louise Graham, Mt. Vernon, NY; Katheryn Neal, Columbia, SC; Katheryn Watson, Columbia, SC; Vivian Russell, Columbia, SC; Myrtle Beavers, New York City; Beryl Lyroke, Boston MA and Lamarr Turpi, Poughkeepsie, NY. Photo by Bettman/Corbis

Four Black Tennis stars at the New York State Negro tennis championships, August 15, 1940. From left to right (the Corbis caption only names three): Jimmie McDaniels of Xavier U. and Los Angeles, CA (National Men’s singles and doubles champ). Flora Lomax and Detroit’s Public Parks Women’s doubles champ. Richard Cohen of Xavier U. and Denver CO., (partner of Jimmie McDaniels in Doubles and National men’s doubles champion).

Tennis players at the New York State Negro Tennis Championships, at the Cosmopolitan Tennis Club in New York City, August 1940. From left to right: Louise Graham, Mt. Vernon, NY; Katheryn Neal, Columbia, SC; Katheryn Watson, Columbia, SC; Vivian Russell, Columbia, SC; Myrtle Beavers, New York City; Beryl Lyroke, Boston MA and Lamarr Turpi, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Photo by Bettman/Corbis