Arthur Ashe Stamp Dedicated at US Open

Humanitarian and world-class tennis player Arthur Ashe was immortalized on a postage stamp when the U.S. Postal Service conducted a first-day-of-issue stamp dedication ceremony under the shadows of the stadium bearing his name. The ceremony took place as part of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day activities kicking off the 2005 US Open. The stamp will be available nationwide at Post Offices and Philatelic Centers, Aug. 28.

Born July 10, 1943, in segregated Richmond, VA, Ashe learned to play tennis on blacks-only Brook Field playground under the tutelage of local black tennis great Ron Charity.

Ashe went on to be the first African-American man to win Grand Slam tennis tournaments — Wimbledon, the United States and Australian Opens — Ashe followed his on-court accomplishments with a lifetime of activity devoted to humanitarian endeavors.

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