Saturday, July 10, 2010

July 10 Birthday: Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe, Jr., athlete
July 10, 1943-February 6, 1993

Lives of the Athletes: Thrill, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1997)

An international tennis star, Ashe was first African-American to break into the white-dominated field of tennis.

Ashe’s career, photos, fast facts, awards and quotes are just some of the things you’ll find on the The Arthur Ashe Web Site.