July 13, 1985: Arthur Ashe First Black Man Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

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July 13, 1985: Arthur Ashe becomes the 1st black man inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He said he felt vindicated after his many years of struggling to get ahead in the predominantly white sport.

”My vindication is in knowing that I was the best,” said Ashe.

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