Arthur Ashe Today

Current events as seen through the legacy of Arthur Ashe

Passing Grade: Patrick Francis Healy's Academic Achievements

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Courtesy of Georgetown University. On this day in 1865,…

Snippet from the Past: The First Black Power Conference

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Symbol of the Black Power Movement. Courtesy of Joekilil…

A Look Back: The 24th Infantry Division During the Korean War

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24th Infantry Retreating from Taejon. Courtesy of the…

Celebrating #MandelaDay

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Courtesy of The London School of Economics and Political…

Spotlight on Ida B. Wells

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Ida B. Wells circa 1893. Photo by Mary Garrity Tomorrow…

Brave Teen to Posthumously Receive 2016 Arthur Ashe Courage Award

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Video honoring Zaevion Dobson. ©CBS Sports On…

Daisy Bates and Little Rock Nine Recognized as Heroes by the NAACP

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The Little Rock Nine being escorted into Central High.…

William DeHart Hubbard's Leap Toward Gold

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Hubbard in 1924 On this day in 1924, William DeHart Hubbard…

First Pitch: Commemorating Baseball Legend Leroy "Satchel" Paige

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Leroy "Satchel" Paige's baseball card Today in 1906, baseball…

National HIV Testing Day

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There have been many promising developments in the…

Tragedy in Mississippi: Looking back at a galvanizing event in the Civil Rights Movement

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FBI missing persons poster from 1964 showing Andrew Goodman,…

​Remembering Muhammad Ali

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This past Friday, Muhammad Ali, 74, passed away in Arizona.…

Setting a Precedent: The African-American 54th Regiment Ships Out

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Storming of Fort Wagner by Kurz & Allison February…

Newly released short story by Langston Hughes

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Photo by Gordon Parks for US Office of War Information Originally…

2016 ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Awards

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The ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship…

Celebrating the Legacy of Lorraine Hansberry

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​Today is the birthday of playwright and writer Lorraine…

Celebrating Physical Fitness Month and Longer Lives

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© US Department of Health and Human Services blog …

The Colored Past of the Kentucky Derby

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© Sadie_Girl The Kentucky Derby is a time-honored…

On Display

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As the school year winds down and people take advantage…

Celebrating National Teacher Day 2016

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Image courtesy of PR Newswire ​May 3rd marks the celebration…