Synopsis by Corinna Richards
Arthur Ashe was the first African-American Davis Cup participant and the first black male to win the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Ashe left his mark on the game, through his pioneering success, but also financially and philosophically, through his actions as a leader in the formation of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The tennis star inspired a generation of blacks to take up a previously uninviting sport. Ossie Davis narrates biography of the tennis legend. His battles against racism on and off the court and his struggle with AIDS. Guests include Nelson Mandela and more.
tennis-player, AIDS, African-American, struggle, adversity, career-retrospective, minority, sports-star, tennis, tribute