Keeping the Ashe Legacy Relevant
Roach, Ronald, Black Issues in Higher Education
Although tennis is regarded as an elite sport, the success that came to Arthur Ashe Jr. during and after his tennis career helped make him a figure whose impact reached far beyond the narrow confines of the tennis world. Among his exploits, Ashe is the first and only Black man to win the U.S. Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open tennis titles, besides his social activism and dedicated attention to academic achievement that made him the rare all-rounded individual in American sports.
This past February, the 10th anniversary of his death triggered an outpouring of tributes in the news media and by a few sports organizations. Ashe, who was 49 years old when he succumbed to an …
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Publication information: Article title: Keeping the Ashe Legacy Relevant. Contributors: Roach, Ronald - Author. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 20. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 1, 2003. Page number: 18. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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