Arthur Ashe | Conscious leader, Humanitarian, Educator and Athlete
Arthur Ashe was a top ranked tennis player in the 1960s and 70s. Raised in the segregated South, he was the first African-American male tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament. He was much more than an athlete though. His commitment to social justice, health and humanitarian issues left a mark on the world as indelible as his tennis was on the court. This site is dedicated to providing a unique multimedia resource for understanding and promoting the legacy and values embodied in the life and work of Arthur Ashe as a conscience leader, humanitarian, educator and athlete.
Our Mission: Inspired by Arthur Ashe's proactive life as a conscience leader, humanitarian, educator and athlete, the Arthur Ashe Learning Center (AALC) promotes his legacy to educate and motivate--with an emphasis toward inspiring youth. By vividly focusing upon the areas of education, health, and wellness, citizenship, and self-reliance, the AALC fosters empowerment and leadership in the individual and the community, elevating their sense of purpose and quality of life.
The 2014 Arthur Ashe Learning Center calendar is now available!
Learn about the first annual
AALC Inspiration Awards Gala
to be held on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
The AALC 45th Anniversary of
Arthur Ashe's Victory in the 1st US Open
and the Inspirational Tour
New York Closing Celebration
held September 9, 2013 at the New York Hall of Science
Thank you to everyone who visited the
Arthur Ashe Learning Center Inspirational Tour
Click here to Learn More about the Inspirational Tour and/or view/download the supplemental educational materials
Read about it in the New York Times:
Ashe's Legacy on Display by Greg Bishop
Learn more about the previous event:
AALC February 6th Commemoration Event