Arthur Ashe Learning Center
The nonprofit Arthur Ashe Learning Center was founded by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe in 2008 to promote Arthur’s legacy and values. Sport, education, service, citizenship, health and wellness were central themes of the programming, which included a supplementary black history month curriculum used in schools and after school programs in six cities; the Inspirational Tour, a touring exhibit sharing Arthur’s life story using memorabilia, multimedia and interactive digital components that received over 8,500 visitors; and the former ArthurAshe.org, a website for all things Arthur Ashe.
The AALC also ran a booth at the US Open which shared educational materials and was a supplementary source of fundraising in addition to the generous contributions from people and organizations around the globe.
After accomplishing these goals, the AALC transitioned these and other programs to UCLA where they became part of the Arthur Ashe Legacy Fund, continuing the AALC’s educational mission at Arthur’s alma mater.
Did You Know?
…Arthur Ashe was a member of a delegation of 31 prominent African Americans who visited South Africa to observe political change in the country as it approached racial integration.
Ashe was arrested on January 11, 1985, for protesting outside the South African embassy in Washington, D.C. during an anti-apartheid rally. He was also arrested again on September 9, 1992, outside the White House for protesting on the recent crackdown on Haitian refugees…
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