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Historian writes first comprehensive biography of tennis legend and civil rights icon Arthur Ashe


Last updated 8/22/2018 at 11:19am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – While Arthur Ashe gained fame for his brilliance on the tennis court, it was his commitment to advancing causes such as civil rights, education and ending apartheid in South Africa that cemented his status as an American icon.

Acclaimed historian and University of South Florida St. Petersburg professor Ray Arsenault has written the first comprehensive biography of Ashe, charting his transformation from a shy African-American boy from segregated Virginia to a cosmopolitan figure who transformed the world of sports and activism.

This revealing look at Ashe's...

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