• Direct Effect Innovation Challenge

    Arthur Ashe Legacy at UCLA was thrilled to participate in the Direct Effect Innovation Challenge, where college teams from Georgetown U, MICA, Bowie State U, and Eastern Kentucky U competed, creating campaigns to bring awareness to Ashe’s story and legacy. Pictured teams in their Ashe shirts from the Ashe brand at Rowing Blazers.

  • After a COVID-19 hiatus, UCLA Bruins and friends are back at the US Open, celebrating our students and the great Arthur Ashe!

    Kevin Dowdell, London Dowdell, and Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe at the Arthur Ashe Legacy booth.
    August 27, 2022

  • Friends at the Booth

    Daniel Sikwese (left) and David Mwanza (right) with the Arthur Ashe Activity Books made for the Arthur Ashe Legacy Booth at the US Open.

  • Some of our wonderful booth volunteers

    Right to left: John Lampl, Chris Kwok, Margot Foley, Victor Villegas, Ashish Sharma, Michael Oneal

  • Members of the UCLA Ashe contingent took a field trip to the Arthur Ashe pop-up store in New York.

    Pictured: Yolanda Hester, Patricia Turner, Karl Blanchard (Ashe brand), Joy McKee and Chinyere Nwonye

  • After a COVID-19 hiatus, UCLA Bruins and friends are back at the US Open, celebrating our students and the great Arthur Ashe!

    Ayan Broomfield, UCLA tennis player, partner to Frances Tiafoe

  • Visit from Virginia Commonwealth University

    On May 3, 2022, Arthur Ashe Legacy Program Director Dr. Patricia A. Turner and oral historian Chinyere Nwonye welcomed 25 visiting graduate students and faculty from the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Sport Leadership Program.

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  • UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Legacy Fund Launches Ashe Internship at SPORTFIVE Agency

    Jada Hart ’20, M.Ed. ’21 completed the inaugural Arthur Ashe Internship this summer at SPORTFIVE, a global sports marketing agency. Hart is a professional tennis player and Bruin who received her bachelor’s in political science and master’s in transformative coaching and leadership.

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  • Solia Valentine Named Third Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar

    A sophomore computational and systems biology major, Solia mentors youth through SHAPE @ UCLA and coaches tennis in her hometown of Berkeley, Calif.

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  • Christopher Kwok Speaks on Anti-Asian Racism Panel

    On May 11, longtime Arthur Ashe US Open booth volunteer, Christopher Kwok, joined other Bruins in a panel entitled Bruins Speak: Anti-Asian Racism, Athletics and Social Justice, a Zoom presentation co-sponsored by Asian American Studies, the Institute for American Cultures, the Academic Advancement Program (AAP), UCLA Athletics, and the Arthur Ashe Legacy Fund. Kwok’s remarks emphasized the role that Ashe’s activism, along with that of other celebrated black Bruin athletes, served as a model for the leadership role he is currently taking in nation-wide efforts to fight anti-Asian hate.

  • Arthur Ashe Legacy Project Awarded $150,000 Grant by Mellon Foundation

    The grant will support the continued development of the Arthur Ashe Oral History Project, the Arthur Ashe: An Inspiration Tour museum exhibition, and other projects.

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  • Arthur Ashe Oral History Project Launches

    The Oral History project, led by Yolanda Hester and Chinyere Nwonye, is launched on two coasts, with interviews of Ashe friends and colleagues Donald Dell, Carole Dell, Larry Nagler, Ken Bentley, Buzzy Hettleman, and his high school tennis teammate Raymond Turner.

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  • On October 30, 2019, friend and teammates Charlie Pasarell and Donald Dell shared stories about the impact of Arthur Ashe with students in African American Studies 19, Understanding the Second Half of the 20th Century Through the Life of Arthur Ashe.

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Arthur Ashe Today

25 visiting graduate students and faculty from the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Sport Leadership Program with Arthur Ashe Legacy Program Director Dr. Patricia A. Turner and oral historian Chinyere Nwonye

The Arthur Ashe Legacy Program welcomes Virginia Commonwealth University

On May 3, 2022, Arthur Ashe Legacy Program Director Dr. Patricia…

Citizen Ashe in Screens Across the Country

  In the run-up to the 2022 US Open, the documentary,…

Oral history interviews resume at US Open

After 18 months of Zoom based oral history interviews, the Arthur…

UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Legacy Fund Launches Ashe Internship at SPORTFIVE Agency

Arthur Ashe‘s legacy will live on at UCLA in a new form with…

Solia Valentine Named Third Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar

Solia Valentine, a sophomore majoring in computational and systems…

UCLA Arthur Ashe Legacy Project announces membership of its Mellon Foundation Advisory Board

Arthur Ashe Legacy Fund Advisory Board Member Biographies Adrienne…

Resources

Educational resources about Ashe and the causes he supported

AALC Archive

Past events and resources from the Arthur Ashe Learning Center