Talking Tennis Southern Style podcast

Ron Cioffi

Black History Month with film producer Rex Miller & author Art Carrington


We celebrate Black History Month with leading voices in Black tennis. First up is Rex Miller, the film director of Althea, about the legendary Althea Gibson. He also produced Citizen Ashe about Arthur Ashe that was shown last year on CNN. The 2015 film about Gibson was partially inspired by his mother’s 6-0, 6-1 loss to the International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee. Using a trove of historical photos, Miller was able to put together the leading film about the South Carolina native. He also mentions our next guest: Art Carrington. The author of Black Tennis: An Archival Collection 1890-1962, Carrington played one of the most notable tennis matches at that time between black athletes that was televised with commentary by Gibson and ITHOF inductee Bud Collins. Featured are Cave Springs, Arkansas’ Glennah Langford in our junior spotlight. We applaud two USTA Southern award winners: Paducah (Kentucky) Community Tennis Association and Bayou Bluff Tennis Club in Gulfport, Mississippi.

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