By Paul Mantell
Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) used to be the 1st African American guy to win an incredible tennis match.
He didn't begin with a love of the game--his favourite game was once really baseball--but turning out to be up within the racist south, Arthur determined he may someday play activities on courts that didn't enable black athletes. After proving himself a average at the tennis court docket, and suffering from committing to the sport, Arthur loved a long time of championship tennis, topped by means of achievements: his victory over Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon, and competing in Byrd Park, Virginia, a park he used to be now not allowed to play in while he used to be a baby. regrettably, in the course of center surgical procedure in 1983, it truly is most likely that Ashe was once given blood tainted with HIV. He turned an energetic fundraiser and speaker on behalf of AIDS study. In 1997 the U.S. Tennis Center's major stadium in manhattan urban used to be named Arthur Ashe Stadium in honor of his many contributions to the sport.
This inspiring biography showcases Ashe's braveness within the face of bigotry.
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Arthur Ashe: Young Tennis Champion (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Paul Mantell