Althea and Angela
by Todd Olson
The Morristown Task Force will proudly present this play to Morristown on
February 25, 2023 at 1:00 at the WSCC Theatre
In 1955, Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton were world-ranked tennis players … yet no one wanted to partner with them in women’s doubles. In fact, few even wanted to talk with them. Post-War America was still very segregated and the tennis world was still very anti-Semitic. Eight years after Jackie Robinson had broken the color line in major league baseball, the tennis world lagged behind, clinging to its country club roots. Althea, a black woman from Harlem, and Angela, a Jewish woman from Liverpool, were outcasts in two nations. So they decided to join forces outside their own country. What happened then made history. (Length app. 55 minutes)
Hope to see you there at new location!
Photos from last year, 2021
Jennifer Kirst, Food Distribution Manager for Second Harvest of East Tennessee, extends her thanks to all those who volunteered in helping distribute food boxes on June 7th.
This partnership effort is co-sponsored and supported by the Hamblen County NAACP, HOLA Lakeway, Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity and is being hosted by Bethlehem Baptist Church on Cherokee Drive the first Tuesday of each month.
The next Mobile Food Pantry will be held on July 5th.
Thanks to all for this outpouring of compassion and assistance to families in Hamblen County.