Arthur Ashe Learning Center – Events

  • 45th Anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s Victory in the 1st US Open – September 9, 2013 in New York City

Did You Know?

After having his first heart attack in 1979, Arthur became the National Honorary Chairperson for the American Heart Association, a position he held for over 5 years.     He continued to serve on many health-related boards to help improve the health care system in this country in addition to founding several organizations devoted to community, local and global health care initiatives…
Arthur Ashe’s scholarly work and papers were donated to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a division of the NYPL… Learn More     

…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…