Arthur Ashe was an African-American social and civil rights activist. He was the first African-American notable male tennis player. The only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. If we delve into the life of Arthur as we find him to be an extraordinary influential social and civil rights activist. Certainly there would be no Colin Kaepernick without the greatness of figures like Arthur Ashe in sports history.