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Citizen Ashe

Black History Month

Part of Black History Month, presented by Northwestern Mutual!

Filmmakers Sam Pollard and Rex Miller chart the evolution of tennis legend Arthur Ashe—still the only Black man to win singles championships at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open. The film chronicles how Ashe navigated between a conservative sports culture and the activist politics of the Civil Rights movement, finding his voice as an advocate for the oppressed before his life was cut short by AIDS-related complications at age 49.

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