The Arthur Ashe 20th Anniversary Commemoration

On the 20th Anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s death, the Arthur Ashe Learning Center held an event at the New York Times building in New York City celebrating his life and legacy. Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe hosted the event and was joined by speakers Tom Chewning, John McEnroe and Yannick Noah.

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  1. Leanne
    Leanne says:

    I have a tennis team and our hero is Arthur Ashe!! He is one amazing person that my team looks up to! GO ARTHUR ASHE

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  2. Miguel Nogueras
    Miguel Nogueras says:

    Arthur Ashe was for me the most important public figure that had a direct impact on my life’s urging my transition from being a teenager to a young adult, I was conflicted about who I was. One day I picked up the paper and read one of many stories when he was fighting apartheid. The story had a picture of him with a t-shirt with Diogenes’ inscription “I am a citizen of the world”. That picture was a defining moment in my life that allowed me to accept who I was and knew where I was going. I wish I had the chance to tell him

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