Archive in Action: Citizen Ashe

The groundbreaking story of sports legend Arthur Ashe, best known for his stellar sporting career, where he became the first black man to win Wimbledon in 1975. The documentary reveals Arthur Ashe's life outside of tennis. Highlighting Ashe's work as a social activist, a role that included the civil rights movement in the US, African Americans, and oppressed people all over the world. 

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