Breadcrumb Home Cite Black Athletes Quiz by Ann-Marie ImbornoniRead more Black History Month features. Question 1 (out of 10): In 1957 Althea Gibson became the first African American to do what? She won the US Open tennis championship. She joined the Ladies' Professional Golf Association. She was named chairperson of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. More Quizzes from Infoplease: Try another Biography Quiz ! Quiz Archive FEN Learning is part of Sandbox Networks, a millennial learning company, reaching hundreds of millions of people across the globe.