The word “iconic” is usually more than sufficient to describe exceptional contributors to African-American and world history but in the case of tennis great and philanthropist Arthur Ashe it barely seems to scratch the surface. The term fit his status as one of the great men of his time well enough that in 2005 the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in his honor.
The stamp bears the same image of Ashe that was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine in 1992 when he was named “Sportsman of the Year.” That singular tribute reveals something of the magnitude of his positive impact upon the world before his death––and even afterwards–– at the relatively young age of forty-nine. However, the man himself provided a deeper sense of who and what he was in the memoir Days of Grace.
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Notebook on Black History Month 2012 Part 2
Causes Aberjhani * Supports
I make contributions to a number of charities through my lenses on Squidoo but the following are a few that interest me the most: