Arthur Ashe Today

Current events as seen through the legacy of Arthur Ashe

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…

​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…