“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe was born on July 10, 1943.
He is the only African American to wins the singles title at the US Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open, giving him three Grand Slams.
He was also the first Black player to be selected to the US Davis Cup team.
Arthur Ashe passed away on Feb 6th, 1993 from AIDS-related pneumonia. He contacted HIV by through a blood transfusion.
He was an American hero. In June of 1993, President Bill Clinton posthumously awarded Arthur Ashe the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Happy birthday Arthur Ashe! 🙂