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  Arthur Ashe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ashe is also remembered for his efforts to further social causes.
Ashe died of complications from AIDS on February 6, 1993.
The city of Richmond posthumously honored Ashe's life with a statue on Monument Avenue, a place that was traditionally reserved for statues of key figures of the Confederacy.
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 Arthur Ashe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ashe chose to use denial to publicize in the media South apartheid policies by calling for South Africa be expelled from the professional tennis circuit.
The city of Richmond posthumously honored Ashe's with a statue on Monument Avenue a that was traditionally reserved for statues of figures of the Confederacy.
Arthur Ashe was a class act period.the same can be said of his wife as well.the Brother was very Intelligent and well-spoken and a great tennis player by the way.the thing that really stood out in this book to me was the fact when he said that he could de...
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 Arthur Ashe
From 1956 to 1961 Arthur Ashe won several amateur tennis events, putting him in the spotlight of a field dominated by white males.
In 1969, Arthur Ashe began an anti-apartheid campaign in South Africa and in 1973, he became the first fl to compete in the South African tournament.
Arthur Ashe stated, "...A long time ago, I made peace with the state of Virginia and the South....
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 sociology - Arthur Ashe
In 1965, Ashe won the individual NCAA championship, and was a chief contributor in UCLA's winning the team NCAA championship in the same year.
By 1969, Ashe was considered by most as the best American among male tennis players: he had won the inaugural U.S. Open in 1968, and had aided the U.S. Davis Cup team to victory that same year.
Ashe chose to use this denial to publicize in the media South Africa's apartheid policies, by calling for South Africa to be expelled from the professional tennis circuit.
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 Arthur Ashe - MSN Encarta
Arthur Ashe (1943-1993), American tennis player, the first African American man to win a major tennis tournament.
Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr., was born in Richmond, Virginia.
Ashe also became involved in various charitable and youth-oriented activities such as the National Junior Tennis League and the ABC Cities Tennis Program.
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 Biography of Arthur Ashe
was born in Richmond, Virginia, to Mattie and Arthur Ashe, Sr.
Ashe began playing tennis at Brookfield Park in Richmond at the age of seven, after his mother died of complications from surgery.
Ashe began to spend more and more time writing and speaking, and those in the tennis industry feared he was contemplating retirement.
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 Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr., 1985 Enshrinee: International Tennis Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As the last remaining pro, Okker got the $14,000 first prize while Ashe was happy to settle for $28 daily expenses for his historic triumph, the first major for a fl since Althea Gibson's Forest Hills triumph a decade before.
Ashe put in 10 years of Davis Cup, topped for the U.S. only by John McEnroe's 12 and Bill Tilden and Stan Smith's 11 each, and won 27 singles, second only to McEnroe's 41.
Although Ashe was always a winner, a man of strong character, poised and able to overcome racial blocks, it took him a while to harness his power, groove, his groundstrokes and become a thoughtful player, comfortable on all surfaces.
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 CNN/SI - Arthur Ashe
And yet by the time he died of AIDS-related pneumonia, in 1993, Ashe had achieved a greatness rare for an athlete: He was the first sportsman in memory to elicit the extraordinary tribute of lying in state, and you don't earn that by winning mere games.
Ashe had never felt comfortable with the outing of his disease, with being railroaded into becoming a spokesman in the war on AIDS.
Ashe was 49 when he died, and it is a measure of his life that he avoided the mere athlete's obituary.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /tennis/features/1997/arthurashe/profile.html   (727 words)

 "Arthur Ashe's Secret"
Arthur Ashe's wish to keep his condition a secret should have been honored, writes Frank Deford of Newsweek.
It was mostly for his five-year-old daughter, Camera, that Ashe did not want to disclose that he contracted HIV from a tainted blood transfusion, possibly after his second heart operation in 1983.
Ashe made it a point not to blame USA Today specifically, it just happened to be the publication that was identified first.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Ashe, Arthur Robert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Richmond, Va. Ashe rose from his hometown's public courts to become the first African-American male to reach prominence in tennis.
Ashe statue to be placed on street where Confederate generals are memorialized.
Arthur Ashe's new book, 'Days of Grace,' tells of his three burdens: race, AIDS and Davis Cup.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a/ashe-a1rt.asp   (326 words)

 ESPN.com: TENNIS - Garber: More than a tennis player
"Arthur Ashe was a fellow who was not only appropriate to break the color barrier in his sport, but understood the larger significance of his achievement," Page said.
Consider Ashe's remarkable tennis resume: three Grand Slam singles titles, the 1968 U.S. Open, the 1970 Australian Open and that majestic triumph at Wimbledon five years later, 33 career victories and the 23,000-seat stadium that bears his name at the National Tennis Center, the largest tennis venue in the world.
Arthur Ashe gave tennis fans a hint of his greatness to come on the tennis court when he won the 1968 U.S. Open as an amateur.
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 ESPN Classic - Ashe's impact reached far beyond the court
Ashe learned tennis on the playground's courts and civility from his father, who taught him and his younger brother Johnnie to avoid making enemies.
Ashe's second Grand Slam title came in 1970 when he defeated Dick Crealy in straight sets in the final of the Australian Open, an event in which he finished second three times.
Ashe, who befriended fl South African leader Nelson Mandela, was arrested in 1985 during an anti-apartheid protest in Washington and later that year marched on the U.S. mission to the United Nations in a similar cause.
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 Breaking the Barriers: A Houston Chronicle Special Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
By any account, Arthur Ashe was an athlete and activist, a consummate scholar and professional, who did much more than play the game of tennis at an exceptional level.
Early in life, Ashe picked up tennis on Richmond public courts and developed an uncanny backhand stroke and a tenaciousness that would help him become a barrier-breaker in a mostly white world.
Ashe admitted to an interviewer in 1989 that he probably would have won more tournaments during his career had he been focused only on the game.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/sports/special/barriers/ashe.html   (523 words)

 The My Hero Project - Arthur Ashe
Ashe died in 1993, leaving behind a wife, daughter, and many saddened fans.
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health Keeping Arthur Ashe's vision of universal healthcare.
Arthur Ashe was a tennis champion and humanitarian.
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 Arthur Ashe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Some Richmond residents voiced their belief that Ashe was too good to be commemorated on the same street with men who supported the institution of slavery, while others thought that the statue was "disgraceful and defiled the memory of the mounted, weapon-bearing, medal-massed soldiers" positioned along the avenue.
Ashe further asserted that her husband wanted the statue placed in front of an African American Sports Hall of Fame to be built in Richmond.
In a city initially so eager to celebrate the undisputed greatness of a hometown hero, especially one as world renown as Arthur Ashe, the controversy surrounding the statue's placement on Monument Avenue illustrates the power that this symbolic heart of the city maintains in evoking regional nostalgia as well as racial division.
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 Arthur Ashe Remembered - Tennis
Arthur Ashe was a skinny little kid who learned tennis on the public courts in Richmond, VA during the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Ashe graduated at the top of his high school class, earned a scholarship to UCLA where he won the NCAA individual and team titles.
With all that Ashe accomplished in his 10-year tennis career, he is also remembered for everything he did away from tennis off the court.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art8195.asp   (407 words)

 Arthur Ashe Monument - 3321 Monument Avenue
The City of Richmond observed the 60th birthday of Richmond native and tennis legend Arthur Ashe with a wreath laying on July 13, 2003 at the Arthur Ashe monument.
The monument commemorating Arthur Ashe sits at the corner of Monument Avenue and Roseneath Road in the last block of the Historic District which stretches from Birch St. to Roseneath Rd. large image
Ashe raises his hands in the air...in his right hand are two books representing education and a tennis racket representing athletics.
www.monumenthouse.com /richmond/ashestatue   (219 words)

 A A World . Reference Room . Articles . Arthur (Robert) Ashe | PBS
Ashe began to play tennis at the age of seven in a neighbourhood park.
Ashe moved to St. Louis, Mo., where he was coached by Richard Hudlin, before he entered the University of California at Los Angeles on a tennis scholarship.
In 1963 Ashe won the U.S. hard-court singles championship; in 1965 he took the intercollegiate singles and doubles titles; and in 1967 he won the U.S. clay-court singles championship.
www.pbs.org /wnet/aaworld/reference/articles/arthur_robert_ashe.html   (328 words)

 Arthur Ashe Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Arthur Ashe was born July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia.
Ashe won the U.S. Open (1968), the Australian Open (1970) and Wimbledon (1975).
In 1985, Arthur was elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Ashe, Arthur Robert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Ashe, Arthur Robert ASHE, ARTHUR ROBERT [Ashe, Arthur Robert] 1943-93, American tennis player, b.
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 Arthur Ashe
Ashe retired in 1980 and was elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1985.
Ashe made the news public at a 1992 press conference and died the next year.
Ashe served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, reaching the rank of second lieutenant...
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 Arthur Ashe (Reference)
Birthplace: Richmond, VA Arthur Ashe was the first fl man to win a U.S. tennis championship (1968) and the first fl man to win Wimbledon (1975).
In 1992, Ashe announced that he was infected with the AIDS virus from a blood transfusion.
Until his death in 1993, Ashe was an activist on race relations, apartheid, and AIDS.
www.teachervision.fen.com /african-americans/biography/4564.html   (134 words)

 Arthur Ashe books reviews
Born in Richmond, Virginia in 1943, Arthur was born at a time when the South was segregated.
In large part due the oppression that he saw and experienced as a young child, Arthur Ashe crusaded for social change and racial equality throughout his lifetime.
Days of Grace depicts the manner in which Arthur Ashe was "outed" by USA Today Newspaper and forced to hold a news c...
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 Arthur Ashe Stadium Tickets
TicketCity.com is your source for all events at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
While ending a 12-year drought for U.S. men in the nation's premier tennis tournament, Ashe, more significantly, became the first fl man to win a Grand Slam event, proving to the world that tennis was indeed "open".
Hisname lives on at the USTA National Tennis Center in Arthur Ashe Stadium, one of the grandest facilities of any tournament - Grand Slam or otherwise - in the world.
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 Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center
The Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center is located at 4015 Main Street in Manayunk (19127).
It is the only indoor training center in the country just for children ages 4-18.
Many children who get involved in activities such as tennis not only complete high school but also parlay their tennis skills into college scholarships.
www.philau.edu /community/arthurashe.htm   (216 words)

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