On This Day: Tennis legend, social justice advocate Arthur Ashe is born

On This Day: Tennis legend, social justice advocate Arthur Ashe is born
GF Default - Black History Month - Arthur Ashe

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - On July 10, 1943, Arthur Ashe entered our world.

He was a soft-spoken man who quietly broke racial barriers - turning his star power into altruism, activism and hope.

The Richmond native started playing tennis at age 7 and would go on to transcend the game.

Learn more about Ashe’s achievements in tennis and how he became a fervent fighter for civil rights and racial equality world-wide on NBC12′s podcast “How We Got Here.”

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