Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Billie Jean King and Rosie Casals celebrate the Walk of Fame dedication for the 'Original 9,' Gladys Heldman and Althea Gibson

All I can say is that this makes me very happy.

Read about the Original 9 and this 2012 reunion HERE.

Note that Gladys Heldman stood in for daughter Julie in the 1970 shot. I haven't read Julie's memoir yet, but I know she was injured so didn't compete in the Virginia Slims event in Houston, which may be why she wasn't on hand for the now-legendary photo op.