Arthur Ashe

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This weekend the Boulevard, a historic road through Virginia’s capital city, will be renamed to Arthur Ashe Boulevard. That’s in honor of the tennis great and humanitarian who was born in Richmond. Ashe died in 1993, and attempts to honor his legacy have been long in the making.

Collection of Lou Einwick

This month marks the 50th anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s U. S. Open victory. As the tennis world, along with some proud Virginians, prepare to commemorate this anniversary, many will visit Battery Park.