Many tend to forget the accomplishments and achievements that Arthur Ashe has
won in his years as a man, athlete, philanthropist. Ashe remains the only black man
to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, or Australian Open. He also led the
United States to victory for three consecutive years (1968–70) in the Davis Cup.
Ashe was also an active civil rights supporter. He was a member of a delegation of 31
prominent African-Americans who visited South Africa to observe political change in the
country as it approached racial integration. He was arrested on January 11, 1985, for
protesting outside the Embassy of South Africa, Washington, D.C. during an anti-apartheid rally.
He was arrested again on September 9, 1992, outside the White House for protesting on the
recent crackdown on Haitian refugees.
He is one of only two men of black African ancestry to win any Grand Slam singles title, the other
being France's Yannick Noah, who won the French Open in 1983. Yannick narrates a brief
story on Ashe below.
Source: Le Coq Sportif