Monday, January 16, 2012

Tennis Quote of the Day on MLK Day 2012: Arthur Ashe in the Battle against Apartheid

"Power surrenders nothing without a struggle, progress can come only in unsatisfactorily small chunks, and even the tiniest crumb must be better than nothing at all."

Arthur Ashe quoting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Johannesburg 1973, after winning an invitation to play at the South African Open tournament, previously closed to all players of black origin. Ashe finished as a finalist, losing only to Jimmy Connors.

Arthur Ashe: A Video
By: RuqaiyahN

1 comment:

  1. wow what a memorable game that was, I still remember it like it was yesterday, it was an amazing tennis game and an inspiration for many, actually I wanted to be a pay per head writer after seeing that game