Join us this Saturday, June 25 to honor the legacy of Grand Slam champion and global activist Arthur Ashe in a FREE screening event of the documentary CITIZEN ASHE at Forest Park Visitor & Education Center followed by a special tennis clinic. Learn more + RSVP here: https://bit.ly/CitizenAshe-STL-Screening #CitizenAshe
The synopsis of the film: Directors Rex Miller and Sam Pollard explore the enduring legacy of tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe in Citizen Ashe, an elegant and poignant feature documentary. The film charts Ashe’s personal evolution from Grand Slam champion to global activist against a tumultuous backdrop that included the Civil Rights movement, South African apartheid, and the AIDS epidemic.
A CNN film
A little about the legend, who did spend time in St Louis, MO.
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles. He started to play tennis at six years old. He was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. He was ranked world No. 1 by Rex Bellamy, Bud Collins, Judith Elian, Lance Tingay,World Tennis and Tennis Magazine (U.S.) in 1975. In 1975 Ashe was awarded the ‘Martini and Rossi’ Award, voted for by a panel of journalists, and the ATP Player of the Year award. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976. Courtesy of Wikipedia
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