Arthur Ashe Today

Current events as seen through the legacy of Arthur Ashe

​April 27, 1994: Change comes to South Africa

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Frederik de Klerk & Nelson Mandela at the World…

Considering Obama's Legacy: The Washington Post Virtual Museum

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The legacy of Arthur Ashe extends beyond his tennis accomplishments…

Celebrating Earth Day 2016

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Today, we celebrate Earth Day, an annual celebration of…

Celebrating This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winners

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Image courtesy of Pulitzer.org The winners of the 2016…

The Effects of New Discrimination Laws in Mississippi and North Carolina

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A couple of weeks ago, disappointing news arose out of Mississippi…

Volunteer Heroes   

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In keeping with the spirit of National Volunteer Week in…

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

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Yesterday marked the beginning of National Volunteer Week,…

From the Salt March to Civil Rights

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One often hears the names Mohandas Gandhi and Martin…

Gender Equality in Tennis: 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back 

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Photo by Beth Wilson for Tennis Connected via Flickr ​It…

More than Just a Good Player: Paul Teasley's Personal Recollection of Arthur Ashe in 1967

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Detail of the graphic on Teasley's ball boy shirt ​Today…

The Fall Out from Sharapova's Positive Drug Test

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​When Maria Sharapova called a last-minute press conference…

International Women's Day 2016: #PledgeforParity

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© www.internationalwomensday.com ​Today, March 8th, marks…

Remembering Bud Collins

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© Jhoetzl at en.wikipedia On Friday, March 4, Bud Collins,…

The Enduring Legacy of Andrew Young

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Photograph by Warren K. Leffler Martin Luther King,…

More than Just Words: Barbara Jordan's Strong Politics

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Photo by Thomas J. O'Halloran. Photo by Warren K.…

Behind the Scenes: The Work of Augustus Hawkins

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Augustus Hawkins' congressional portrait Hawkins in…

Public Defender: Shirley Chisholm's Lonely Battle

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Shirley Chisholm in 1965. ​The next profile for…

The Bold Strokes of Edward Brooke

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Senator Edward Brooke with President Lyndon B. Johnson…

The Mixed Legacy of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. with President Lyndon B. Johnson…

Oscar Stanton De Priest's Lonely Fight

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A campaign button for De Priest Our next profile…