This Day In History


African-American tennis player, Arthur Ashe. is denied a visa by the South African Government

Thursday, 25 February 1971
The South African government refuses a visa application from the African-American tennis player, Arthur Ashe, to visit South Africa to take part in the national championships to be held at Ellis Park in April. Arthur Ashe campaigned against apartheid in South Africa and called for South Africa to be expelled from the International Lawns Federation. Ashe was the first black man to win the US championship in 1968. ..
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