Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Legacy of Arthur Ashe

Native Richmonder Arthur Ashe, who would have been 70 years old on July 10, remains an inspiration for those of us who remember his achievements as a tennis champion, AIDS activist, and foe of South African apartheid. A celebration of his life will take place on July 10 at the Science Museum of Virginia, which will then unveil the "Inspirational Tour," an exhibit on the life and legacy of Ashe.

Arthur Ashe was the only black man to win the singles title at Wimbleton, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open. The exhibit will focus on youth and education, sport and tennis, health and wellness, and service and citizenship and will include photos and other memorabilia compiled by Ashe's family as well as interactive touch screens. The exhibit will be open to the public free of charge from July 11 through July 24 during regular museum hours. It will move on to the New York Hall of Science and other venues from Richmond. The Arthur Ashe Birthday Celebration will occur on July 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia.

For further information, visit  Maury Place at Monument is a short walk away from the Arthur Ashe Monument on Monument Avenue.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument