History's HEROES? Dated July 10, 1943 - February 6, 1993

Arthur Ashe

Created by

Sophie Ivens

Location

Richmond, Virginia
Arthur Ashe grew up in Richmond, Virginia

Achievements

  • A civil rights leader
  • Inspiration to many people
  • American World No. 1 professional tennis player
  • First black man to ever win a singles title at, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open
  • First black man ever selected to play the Davis Cup for the U.S.

Characteristics

  • A good and strong leader
  • Altruistic (puts other first e.g. risks or gives life for others)
  • Visionary (has far reaching ideas)
  • Perseverant / Tenacious (keeps going despite challenges)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Wise
  • Kind and compassionate
  • Just and fair minded

Quotations

""Then bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the sea, out past the breaking waves and said - I made a difference to that one."" - Arthur Ashe

Historical Hero

Arthur Ashe was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player who was the first black man to ever win a singles title at, Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open and was a great inspiration to many people.

Arthur Ashe was a professional tennis player who was an inspiration and motivation to many people, by being a civil rights leader, when he broke many barriers regarding his race in his profession. He was also a guiding light for many patients diagnosed with HIV and AIDS because of his positive attitude towards his situation, never letting on to depression but enjoying life how it is.

Life in Arthur Ashe's world

Professional tennis player (World No. 1) A civil rights leader

Was Arthur Ashe a Hero?

  • A civil rights leader
  • Inspiration to many people
  • A guiding light to people of the world

Things you might not know about Arthur Ashe

First black man ever selected to play the Davis Cup for the U.S. and to win a singles title at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open Was diagnosed with HIV and AIDS

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