Google Doodles Celebrating People of Color From Around the World

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  • Althea Gibson
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Percy Lavon Julian
  • Dorothy Irene Height
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Miriam Makeba
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Sarojini Naidu
  • Raichō Hiratsuka
  • Yasmin Ahmad
  • Celia Cruz
  • 50th Anniversary of "I Have A Dream" Speech
  • Wangari Maathai
  • Jackie Robinson

Althea Gibson

Google Doodles use art to acknowledge important historical figures and holidays from around the world. But a new report says the search-engine company should celebrate more people of color, especially women. Take a look at global icons of color who have been acknowledged with Doodles. – Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)


Tennis legend Althea Gibson was honored with a Google Doodle for her 87th birthday. Gibson was the first person of color to win a Grand Slam, in 1956. Born in Clarendon County, South Carolina, she went on to attend Florida A&M University. She died in East Orange, New Jersey, Sept. 28, 2003. 


(Photo: Courtesy of Google) 

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