Tennis star Althea Gibson won women's singles titles at Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958.
Bjorn Borg of Sweden won 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles.
The first American male to win the Wimbledon singles title was Bill Tilden in 1920.
Althea Gibson was the first black American to win Wimbledon, on July 6, 1957.
Althea Gibson was the first African American to win at Wimbledon. She paved the way for Venus and Serena Williams.
May Sutton Brandy became the first American woman to win the ladies singles tennis championship at Wimbledon in 1905.
Althea Gibson was the first African American to win female single's tennis competition at Wimbledon.
Björn Borg became the first tennis player to win five consecutive Wimbledon titles in the 1980 Wimbledon Men's Singles final after he defeated John McEnroe in a five-set match, often cited as the best Wimbledon final ever played.
The first African American male to win the Wimbledon was Arthur Ashe. Megan Gollehon wrote this answer.