The Legacy of African Americans & Tennis In the Triangle is a free event taking place Sunday, January 13th, 2019, at 3 p.m., at H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building at North Carolina Central University, 700 Cecil Street, Durham.
In the 1920’s, the Algonquin Tennis Club was formed in Durham for African Americans. Arthur Ashe and other nationally known players participated in their tournaments. This event will bring together tennis players who were a part of this important history, all of whom became state and/or national champions, to share their stories.
Light refreshments will be served after the discussion.
Presented by the Triangle Friends of African American Arts. Sponsored by the Burning Coal Theatre Company and Earlie E. Thrope Graduate Student Historians Society and the Department of History at NCCU.