Ashe served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, reaching the rank of second lieutenant? Ashe?s three-volume history of African-American athletes, A Hard Road To Glory, was published in 1988? His book Days of Grace: A Memoir was published in 1993? The main court of the National Tennis Center (home to the U.S. Open) is named Arthur Ashe Stadium? Ashe is sometimes compared with another tennis star who broke racial barriers, Althea Gibson.
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