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Happy Birthday Arthur Ashe: An American hero

“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!  🙂

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Happy birthday Arthur Ashe



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Artikleblak is a panoramic color-consciousness of digital media connecting the African Diaspora throughout the world. This world is a massive environment and our images and stories and concerns are spread to sparingly throughout the planet and digital terra. People of color comprise 4/5th of the world's population. Yet we have to Google search and channel surf and scour the event calendars to find ourselves, whether it be a person, place or thing. We should nevermore let oceans, languages, religions, cultures or man-made boundaries partition us. Our humanity is to powerful to remain fragmented, lets make it ONE again. Sincere thanks, Artikleblak


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