Legendary African Americans: The Life of Arthur Ashe: Smashing the Color Barrier in Tennis, 1st Edition

  • David K. Wright
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766062643
  • ISBN-13: 9780766062641
  • DDC: 796.342092
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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An interesting look at the life and career of this talented tennis legend, Arthur Ashe was the first African-American male ever to play professional tennis, and would go on to win thirty-three tournaments. A teacher, author, and activist, as well as a tennis star, Ashe continued to be politically and socially active until he died of AIDS-related pneumonia.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Publicity’s Glare.
2: Growing Up.
3: A Strong Mentor.
4: College and Bigtime Tennis.
5: Competing for the Davis Cup.
6: Confronting Apartheid.
7: A World-Class Player.
8: A Shocking End to Tennis.
9: Doing Well.
10: The Surgeon’s Discovery.
11: A Citizen of the World.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.