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June 20 - 22

Event Schedule:


• Arthur Ashe Boulevard Social Justice Forum: Thursday, June 20, 7-9 p.m. at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 

• Arthur Ashe Boulevard Tennis Tournament & Movies at the Park: Friday, June 21, 6-9 p.m. at Byrd Park. 

• Arthur Ashe Boulevard Kick-off Celebration & Bowling Party: Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. to midnight at River City Roll

• Arthur Ashe Boulevard Unveiling Ceremony & Exhibition Opening: Saturday, June 22, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Virginia Museum of History and Culture

• Arthur Ashe Boulevard Community Celebration: Saturday, June 22, 1-5 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Jr. Athletic Center

• Arthur Ashe Boulevard After Party: Saturday, June 22, 8-11 p.m. at The Graduate Richmond: the official Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration host.

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 ARTHUR ASHE

(1943-1993)

Richmond-native Arthur Ashe was a professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles.

He was the first black player selected for the United States Davis Cup team, and Ashe remains the only black man to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open.

Beyond his career in tennis, Ashe was a fierce advocate for social justice.

Among other activities, he campaigned against apartheid in South Africa and advocated for AIDS awareness and research.

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