1 hr 23 min

s5 e2 — ALTHEA GIBSON and LULU WHITE: You can always catch these hands‪!‬ Notorious Women

    • Comedy

This week, Miriam covers the remarkable and sometimes hilarious life of tennis great, Althea Gibson; and Lavetta covers one of the most interesting bad girls in history and who the New Orleans Gilded Age press called the “Notorious Negress,” Lulu White.
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In this episode, Miriam introduces the life and achievements of Althea Gibson (American, 1927–2003), a trailblazing African-American tennis player who crossed the color line of international tennis. The hosts cover Gibson's early life and introduction to tennis, her rise in the sport, her financial struggles, her historic achievements, international success, and retirement. Gibson had an enormous impact on the tennis world and leaves a legacy as a pioneer for black athletes. Next, Lavetta introduces Lulu White (American, 1868–1931), a notorious figure in New Orleans during the Storyville period. Known as the Diamond Queen due to her extravagant lifestyle and wealth, the hosts discuss her background, her business ventures, and the luxurious brothel she owned called Mahogany Hall, which featured photographs and biographies of the women who worked there. White's reputation, violent offenses, and legal troubles are also examined, along with her failed business ventures. They look at White's decline and demise, as well as her legacy and references in popular culture.
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If you like this episode, please join us weekly for more discussions of notorious women.
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patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotoriousWomen
website: https://notoriouswomenpodcast.com/
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This week, Miriam covers the remarkable and sometimes hilarious life of tennis great, Althea Gibson; and Lavetta covers one of the most interesting bad girls in history and who the New Orleans Gilded Age press called the “Notorious Negress,” Lulu White.
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In this episode, Miriam introduces the life and achievements of Althea Gibson (American, 1927–2003), a trailblazing African-American tennis player who crossed the color line of international tennis. The hosts cover Gibson's early life and introduction to tennis, her rise in the sport, her financial struggles, her historic achievements, international success, and retirement. Gibson had an enormous impact on the tennis world and leaves a legacy as a pioneer for black athletes. Next, Lavetta introduces Lulu White (American, 1868–1931), a notorious figure in New Orleans during the Storyville period. Known as the Diamond Queen due to her extravagant lifestyle and wealth, the hosts discuss her background, her business ventures, and the luxurious brothel she owned called Mahogany Hall, which featured photographs and biographies of the women who worked there. White's reputation, violent offenses, and legal troubles are also examined, along with her failed business ventures. They look at White's decline and demise, as well as her legacy and references in popular culture.
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If you like this episode, please join us weekly for more discussions of notorious women.
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email: notoriouswmpod@gmail.com
instagram: instagram.com/notoriouswomenpodcast/
patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NotoriousWomen
website: https://notoriouswomenpodcast.com/
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advertising inquiries: https://redcircle.com/advertisers

1 hr 23 min

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