Ora Washington

Birth Name
Ora Belle Washington
Date of Birth
Est 1899
Birth Town
Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

An athlete widely regarded as the first African American to famously achieve success in two sports, tennis and basketball.  Excelling in both, Washington was the ATA’s women’s tennis singles champion seven years in a row and was known to have successfully played tennis undefeated during a 12 year period. Helen Wills Moody and 31 time grand slam winner publicly refused to play Washington in a tennis match. 

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