Crossing the Line: Arthur Ashe at the 1968 US Open

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    A collection of one hundred photographs — many never-before-seen — chronicling Arthur Ashe’s barrier-breaking 1968 US Open victory, taken by legendary photojournalist John G. Zimmerman. “Zimmerman’s photographs are not about Ashe’s victory, or even tennis. They are fundamentally about the dignity, strength and quiet courage of this man, whose talents led him from the streets of Richmond to the US Open men’s singles title in 1968, a fatefully difficult year for the Civil Rights Movement and American politics in general.” -Philip Brookman, National Gallery of Art

  • Photographs by John G. Zimmerman. Edited by Lieven Van Speybroeck and Arne de Winde. Published August 2018 by Cannibal Publishing. Hardcover. 208 pages.

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

A Legacy That Transcends Tennis

Arthur Ashe stood at the nexus of sport, culture and politics, and exemplified the power of grace through his sportsmanlike approach to all on- and off-court matters. His tennis-related achievements were only a small part of his life’s story, paling in comparison to what he considered his most important endeavors: affecting social change and extending opportunity and dignity to all people.

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