Video Archive

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About Arthur Ashe

Watch a short clip where people who knew and worked with him personally speak about Arthur Ashe and his legacy. Speakers include David Dinkins, 106th Mayor of New York; Yannick Noah, Former Pro Tennis Player; and Charles Pasarell, Former Pro Tennis Player and others.
Video © Arthur Ashe Learning Center, Moving Pictures.

Photo Montage

View a montage of photographs of Arthur Ashe from his birth on July 10th, 1943 through his death on February 6th, 1993.
Photos © Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.

Sports and Tennis

First US Open Win in 1968

Actor Sidney Poitier chronicling Arthur Ashe’s win at the first ever U.S. Open in 1968 and the tumultuous historical context.  Ashe himself comments on what that victory meant to him at that time.

South Africa

This video documents a 2007 trip to the restored Arthur Ashe Tennis Center and Library in Soweto, South Africa featuring Wire Zondi, a political activist and the President of Tennis South Africa. Recorded in March, 2007.
Video courtesy of © Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe


Listen to the original radio broadcast of the Wimbledon finals in 1975 when Arthur Ashe defeated Jimmy Connors. The first 13 minutes are the end of the match, the following 13 minutes are a post-match interview with Ashe.

Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe Interview with Brian Lehrer

Watch Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe’s interview with Brian Lehrer, a prelude to the WNYC New York Public Radio Interview with Arthur Ashe.

Hear Brian Lehrer’s 1993 WNYC New York Public Radio interview with Ashe

Arthur Ashe inducted to the Court of Champions

Watch the Induction Ceremony for Arthur Ashe into the US Open Court of Champions from September 13, 2009. Introduction by President Bill Clinton.
Video courtesy of USTA.

For Kids

The Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center

Watch Arthur Ashe describe his vision for the youth and the values he hoped to instill in our next generation.
Video courtesy of 60 Minutes, The Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center.


The Importance of Education

In this video, Arthur Ashe relates the impact of books and education on his own life and discusses the importance of finishing school and maintaining a lifelong dedication to learning.
Video courtesy of The Arthur Ashe Foundation.
All video © Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe. 
Use of photos is prohibited without expressed written consent.

Breaking the Barriers: Honoring the ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers

Breaking the Barriers: Honoring the ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers was created by the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, RI. thanks the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, R.I. for its generosity in allowing us to post this important video and for their contribution to the history of the American Tennis Association.

Video courtesy of International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.


How to Serve

View Arthur Ashe’s tutorial on how to serve not just on the court but also in our daily lives. Includes never-seen-before home video footage.
Video courtesy of Sesame Street Workshop, The Arthur Ashe Foundation.
All video © Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.

ESPY Arthur Ashe Award for Courage

The ESPN ESPY Awards annually give out the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage to an athlete or sports-related person or people who have displayed tremendous fortitude in the face of adversity or contributed greatly to humanitarian or social endeavors. This video features highlights from the award presentation from the awards’ inception in 1993 through 2010.
Video footage courtesy of ESPN
Edited by Raven Anderson and Adrienne Umeh
Video © Arthur Ashe Learning Center

Black History Month 2015: An Introduction to #BlackLivesMatter

In this video, organizers Monica Dennis and Darnell Moore talk about the BlackLivesMatter movement, the Ferguson “Freedom Rides” and how every person can help.

© Arthur Ashe Learning Center


The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health

Speaking at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health at Brooklyn’s SUNY Health Science Center, Arthur details the importance on focusing on health issues in the inner city.
Video courtesy of The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health

Daddy and Me

A narrated slideshow of Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe’s book Daddy and Me, which uses black-and-white photographs and childlike short-sentences to share a parent-child relationship against the backdrop of serious illness.

Narration by Crystal Lynn Moutoussamy. Video by Jordan Hemingway.
With support from Aetna and the Aetna Foundation.

Book text and photographs © Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe.
Video © Arthur Ashe Learning Center.

Inspirational Tour

The Inspirational is an interactive, experiential exhibit built around the life, legacy and values of Arthur Ashe. “We hope that Arthur’s exemplary life will send the message to visitors that through education, service and active citizenship, every kid from every walk of life, regardless of origin or resources, can excel and accomplish great things,” commented Ms. Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Founder & Chairman of the AALC.

Activities featuring state-of-the-art technology  educate about the exhibit themes, which are based upon subjects Arthur Ashe cared deeply, including: Sport & Tennis; Youth & Education; Service & Citizenship; Health & Wellness.

In addition, free supplemental educational materials are provided, including pamphlets about Arthur Ashe’s life and age based activity books that extend exhibit–based learning into the home or classroom. It is suitable for all audiences and is designed to be youth and family-friendly.

Inspiration Awards

The AALC Inspiration Awards Gala was held on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Ms. Robin Roberts, co-anchor of Good Morning America, hosted the event.

The funds from this gala benefited the Inspirational Tour: an educational, interactive exhibit that examines the life and legacy of Arthur Ashe through the lenses of tennis and sport, youth and education, health and wellness, and service and citizenship. The exhibit received more than 13,000 visitors during its two installations in 2013. Funds raised at the Inspiration Awards will be used to secure and sustain the permanent home for the Inspirational Tour and Arthur’s legacy, providing an educational resource open to the public in perpetuity.