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How Arthur Ashe went from top athlete to activist

Clip: 09/07/2018 | 7m 41s

The huge stadium where U.S. Open championships are won and lost is named for a tennis great who transcended the court and sport itself. In "Arthur Ashe: A Life," author Raymond Arsenault examines the athlete's journey and the connection between race and sports in his career. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 09/07/18

Rating: NR

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