Author: Will Hughes
The “Jackie Robinson of tennis,” Gibson was the first black woman on the world tour (1950). In 1975, the East Orange resident was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and was named New Jersey’s state athletics commissioner. Gibson died in 2003 at age 76.
Seen in: Best Of Jersey
Professional basketball Hall of Famer, All American, Rhodes Scholar. Bradley nixed 75 scholarship offers to go to Princeton. The New York Knicks’ “Dollar Bill” represented the Garden State in the U.S. Senate and vied for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination, losing to Al Gore.