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Telegram to Arthur Ashe from Jackie Robinson

Jackie RobinsonSeptember 10, 1968

International Tennis Hall of Fame

International Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport, United States

In 1968, Arthur Ashe, an amateur tennis player, defeated professional Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the first US Open final. With this win, Ashe became the first African-American man to win a major title, a historic feat which was recognized by Jackie Robinson.

Details

  • Title: Telegram to Arthur Ashe from Jackie Robinson
  • Creator: Western Union, Jackie Robinson (American, 1919-1972)
  • Date Created: September 10, 1968
  • Location Created: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: (h) 14.3 cm x (w) 20.3 cm
  • Provenance: ITHF&M Acquisition, 2005
  • Type: Document
  • Rights: © International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Medium: Ink on paper
  • Depicted Person: Arthur Ashe, Jackie Robinson
  • Depicted Topic: Tennis, US Open, Civil Rights

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