Black History Month Spotlight: Arthur Ashe

Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) Arthur Ashe was the first African American player to compete in the international sport of tennis at the highest level of the game. Ashe won three Grand Slam titles, putting him among the best ever from the U.S. Ashe, is also known for using his sportsman profile and legendary poise to promote human rights, education, and public health. His coach was Dr. Robert W. Johnson, who had also been an advisor for the FIRST great black tennis player, Althea Gibson.


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