Arthur Ashe Today

Current events as seen through the legacy of Arthur Ashe

Birthday of Susan B. Anthony

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In 1820 on this day, Susan B. Anthony was born. Her parents…

Blanche Bruce becomes First African-American to Preside over U.S. Senate

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Blanche Kelso Bruce was born in 1841 to a house slave name…

The Negro National League Established in Baseball

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In 1920 on February 13 and 14, the Negro National League…

Formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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On this day in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement…

20th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Release from Prison

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In 1990, after 27 years of imprisonment, Nelson Mandela…

House passes the Civil Rights Act in 1964

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On this date in 1964, the United States House of Representatives…

Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American member of U.S. Davis Cup team

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On this day in 1963, Arthur Ashe became the first African-American…

First African-American journalist in White House Press Corps

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In 1944 on this day, Harry S. McAlpin was admitted into…

Birthday of Jazz Composer Eubie Blake

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James Hubert Blake, or Eubie Blake, was born in 1887 on…

First Organized Emigration of Freed Slaves to Africa

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In 1820 on this day, a ship departed from New York harbor…

Belated Justice for Medgar Evers

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On this day in 1994 Byron De La Beckwith was convicted…

Birthday of Rosa Parks

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On this day in 1913, Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was born.…

Ratification of the 15th Amendment

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In 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment (XV) to the United Constitution…

Shuttle Launch for 1st African American to Walk in Space

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The STS-63 NASA mission, the second of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir…

Langston Hughes Birthday | February 1st

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This day marks the birth of the African American poet,…

The 2009 ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Leadershipand Sportsmanship Award Winners

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NCAA Division I MenBlake Strode, ArkansasNCAA Division…