Tennis legend Arthur Ashe's statue unveiled in his hometown

July 1996
Jet;07/29/96, Vol. 90 Issue 11, p46
Reports on the unveiling of a 12-foot statue of tennis legend and humanitarian Arthur Ashe in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Design and inscription of the statue; People who attended the unveiling; Racially divisive bickering over the statue's placement on Monument Avenue.


Related Articles

  • Honoring Arthur Ashe.  // Christian Science Monitor;1/12/96, Vol. 88 Issue 33, p20 

    Reports that the late tennis star, author and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe's proposal that an African-American sports hall of fame be constructed in his hometown of Richmond has not been realised. Reason why Ashe's dream did not materialize; Controversy over if Ashe' statue should be...

  • On solid ground. Sommers, Irene; Preston, Mark // Tennis;Oct95, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p16 

    Reports on the groundbreaking ceremonies for the construction of a statue in honor of the late Arthur Ashe at Richmond, Virginia. Features of the statue; Other statues located in the site of Arthur Ashe's statue; Controversy concerning the construction of the statue.

  • A hometown hero's place. Seligmann, Jean; Lee, Charles S. // Newsweek;7/31/1995, Vol. 126 Issue 5, p51 

    Reports that in July, 1995, the Richmond, Virginia city council voted to honor Arthur Ashe with a bronze statue on Monument Avenue. Ashe as the first black Wimbledon champion; Ashe as supporter for AIDS research; The controversy over the statue's location; Reaction from Ashe's family.

  • Ashe statue unveiled. Nicholson, Chris; Miller, Rhonda K. // Tennis;Oct96, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p16 

    Reports on the inauguration of a statue honoring the late tennis player Arthur Ashe in Richmond, Virginia. Controversy involving the statue; Popularity of the statue.

  • Arthur Ashe's widow says she is not in agreement with husband's statue being erected amid civil...  // Jet;1/22/96, Vol. 89 Issue 10, p34 

    Reports on the objections of Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe against the plans of the Planning Commission in Richmond, Virginia, to erect a statue for the late tennis player Arthur Ashe on a street reserved for Civil War heroes. Moutoussamy-Ashe's reasons for disagreeing to the plan; Criticisms on the...

  • Winners & losers. Adams, Kathleen; Catoggio, Nick // Time;7/31/1995, Vol. 146 Issue 5, p18 

    Profiles the winners and losers for the week of July 16-22, 1995. Statue of winner and civil rights champ Arthur Ashe unveiled in Richmond, Virginia; Selena's posthumous number 1 Latin album; Losers Jack McDowell, Newt Gingrich and Bill Gates.

  • Datebook.  // U.S. News Digital Weekly;7/2/2010, Vol. 2 Issue 26, p19 

    The article highlights events in the U.S. history that occurred in the month of July, including the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty's crown for the first time in July 2009 since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Arthur Ashe's winning of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in July 1975...

  • IN BRIEF.  // Crisis (15591573);Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 110 Issue 6, p11 

    Presents news briefs on the Afro-American community as of November 1, 2003. Honor given to the late Maynard Jackson, first Afro-American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2003; Launch of a bronze statue of the African American slave York in Louisville, Kentucky; Contribution of Jeanne...

  • Racism not AIDS biggest burden for Arthur Ashe.  // Jet;6/15/92, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p17 

    Presents comments by retired tennis star Arthur Ashe that being black is more difficult than having AIDS. Challenges due to racism.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics