Arthur Ashe was a World #1 tennis player, the first black man ranked #1 in the world and inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame and the only black man to ever win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open or the Australian Open. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton. In spite of the hardship of losing his mother at the age of six, he thrived and lived his life as an activist. There is a stadium named after him where some of the US Open is played.
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