Essay About Arthur Ashe Wife

Photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was born on July 9, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois. Art has been a life-long pursuit for Moutoussamy-Ashe. Her mother, Elizabeth Moutousammy, an interior designer and father, John Moutoussamy, an architect, encouraged her artistic side. Taking advantage of the opportunities available to them in Chicago, she began her formal training at age eight when her parents enrolled her in classes at the Art Institute of Chicago. When it was time for undergraduate studies, Moutoussamy-Ashe moved east to New York and received a B.F.A. degree in photography from The Cooper Union School of Art. After graduating in 1975, she worked as a graphic artist and photojournalist for WNBC-TV. In October 1976, Moutoussamy-Ashe was hired to take photographs at the United Negro College Fund tennis event, where she met tennis great, Arthur Ashe. The two married on February 20, 1977.

Throughout her career, Moutoussamy-Ashe has had frequent group and solo exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world including the Leica Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York; the Smithsonian and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Galerie Herve Odermat in Paris and The Excelsior in Florence among others. Publications such as Life Magazine, The New York Times, People and the Associated Press have also featured her photography, disseminating it to a wider audience. In 2001, she hosted the documentary Crucible of the Millennium, which PBS broadcast nationwide.

Moutoussamy-Ashe also taught photography courses at the high school and college levels and continues to lecture about this subject matter at many educational and cultural institutions. Outside of the field of photography, she has been actively engaged in philanthropic efforts involving social, health, and community-based issues. As an activist and civic leader, she has served as the director of the Arthur Ashe Endowment for the Defeat of AIDS, a former trustee of her alma mater, The Cooper Union, and a one-time Alternate Representative of the United States to the United Nations, a presidential appointment.

Her photographs contain strong narrative and documentary elements. Moutoussamy-Ashe has displayed a proclivity towards African and African American art. This is evident in the three full collections documenting her travels in West Africa or her book about the Gullah community of South Carolina, Daufuskie Island: A Photographic Essay. She reveals her immediate personal experience in Daddy and Me, which features photos of her late husband, Arthur Ashe, and her daughter, Camera. She has published numerous books featuring not only her own work, but also that of unknown black photographers of the past. In 2001, her fourth book of photographs was published, titled The African Flower: The Singing of Angels. The narrative of her photographs extends beyond a picture or a series of pictures to create a greater context for the artist herself within photography, womanhood and the African American experience.

Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on January 15, 2007.

19th Annual 2017 USTA NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest


2017 USTA FOUNDATION NJTL ARTHUR ASHE ESSAY CONTEST

The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network is a nationwide network of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTLs
are unique because they offer a variety of on-court programming and also educational and life skill
components designed to enhance a child’s overall development.

Founded in 1969, this growing network of tennis providers share similar values, ideals and goals by
reaching out to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to play tennis, instilling in
youngsters the values of leadership and academic excellence, and by giving all kids the opportunity
to fully develop their tennis skills so they can derive a lifetime of enjoyment from the sport.

 THE QUESTION

In  addition to tennis, education and life skills are extremely important to the development of our youth. Which one of the three components above is most important to you, and how will it help you throughout your life?

 RULES FOR ENTRY AND DEADLINES

Date:Action:
Mar.20 - Contest begins.

July 3- All hard-copy entries submitted must be received by the NJTL chapter.

July 7- All hard copies due to national office in Orlando by NJTL Chapter leaders and must be  
            addressed to:

USTA Foundation
Attn: Greg Frias
10000 USTA Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827

July 7- Contest ends, all online submissions must be submitted before 5 p.m. ET

 RESOURCES

Before submitting a hard copy or online entry, the NJTL Essay Contest Entry form below must be downloaded and either submitted online or handing in to your NJTL chapter leader. 

NJTL Essay Contest Entry Form- English 
NJTL Essay Contest Entry Form- Spanish 

 SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ONLINE
Please submit your 2017 official contest entry form and essay HERE Be sure to provide your email address.

The subject of your entry should be: "2017 NJTL Essay Contest"

PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
  1. Upload official contest entry form
  2. Upload essay
For each file uploaded, please name the file in a manner which includes: your Section Name_Age Group_Last Name_First Name (ie. Eastern_Girls1718_Ramirez_Samantha).

Read More about the 2017 USTA NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest


18th Annual 2016 NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest Winners



​The legacy of tennis icon Althea Gibson lives on among talented young players.

A group of 10 youngsters were chosen from a pool of more than 2,800 entrants after being asked to pen an essay about how lessons learned on the tennis court can help development and character off it.

The Arthur Ashe Essay Contest was open to students 18 and younger who participate in National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) programs across the country.

This year’s essay contest focused on tennis legend and pioneer Althea Gibson and her ability to show unwavering strength and courage in the face of adversity. That enabled her to become a trailblazer in the tennis world as the first African-American Grand Slam and U.S. Championships winner.

This year’s question asked:

“How have your skills in tennis impacted the development of your character and how you address your personal challenges on and off the court?”

The winners were honored at the Yale Club in New York City and invited to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, where they received the VIP status in the President’s Box.

The weekend wraped up with an awards luncheon on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 hosted by USTA Foundation chairman and former world No. 4 James Blake and former New York City mayor and USTA board member David Dinkins. The luncheon was held at the Yale Club, where the essay contest winners received an honorary plaque.

This marked the 18th annual contest hosted by the USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the United States Tennis Association. 

"This year’s Arthur Ashe Essay contest winners consist of a talented group of students from some of our most outstanding NJTL programs,” said Dan Faber, USTA Foundation executive director. “We expanded the focus of our essay question and challenged the students to reflect on the great achievements of Althea Gibson. This year’s responses were some of the most phenomenal ones we’ve read as they truly highlighted their individual experiences and personal strengths as a result of the positive impact tennis has had on their lives. We are proud of their hard work.”

In January 2014, the USTA Foundation combined with USTA NJTL, a national network of 500 community-based tennis and education programs serving more than 225,000 youth, to become a fully operational foundation. NJTL has impacted millions of kids throughout the country over the past 47years, making it the largest grass-roots tennis program in the United States.

The 10 winners of the 2016 NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest were selected in the following categories:

Category                                                                  NJTL

Boys & Girls 10 and Under
Emeric Sery, 10, Washington, D.C.                  (Washington Tennis and Education Foundation)
Wiltchenie Cadet, 10, Lake Worth, Fla.         (Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation)

Boys & Girls 11/12
Edderek Cole, 11, Jackson, Miss.                      (Jackson Community Tennis Project)
Ashley Marin Factor, 11, Portland, Ore.        (Portland Tennis and Education)

Boys & Girls 13/14
Miles Ponds, 13, Washington, D.C.                  (Metropolitan Tennis and Education Group)
Sophia Schutte, 14, Thomaston, N.Y.              (New York Junior Tennis and Learning)

Boys & Girls 15/16
Mukasa Ricketts, 16, Dallas                               (Dallas Tennis Association)
Catherine Thomas, 16, Houston                       (Houston Tennis Association)

Boys & Girls 17/18
Charles Taylor, 17, Park City, Kan.                   (McAdams Community Tennis Foundation)
Chloe Henderson, 18, Las Vegas                      (Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation)

     2016 Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

The 18th Annual Arthur Ashe Essay Contest is held annually by the USTA/NJTL. 

Arthur Ashe was an American hero fighting battles both on and off the court. He broke barriers in the tennis world, becoming the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam tournament and finishing his career with three Grand Slam titles, including the 1968 US Open.

Off the court, he was a social activist taking on issues like racial prejudice, AIDS, apartheid and education. One of his many legacies includes National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL), a network of youth-serving organizations that provide tennis and education for all. His wish was for NJTL to be a resource for kids to develop skills for leadership and academic excellence.

THE QUESTION:

Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis at a time when racism and prejudice were widespread in sports and in society . In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open), then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all, she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments, including six doubles titles, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. Althea Gibson’s ability to show unwavering strength and courage in the face of adversity enabled her to become a trailblazer in the tennis world...

...so it was asked:
 
How have your skills in tennis impacted the development of your character and how you address your personal challenges on and off the court?
 
RULES FOR ENTRY AND DEADLINES

Entries, including completed entry form, must be submitted online to the USTA Foundation or mailed/hand-delivered to your local NJTL Chapter by June 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. ET (mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 25, 2016 and received by your local NJTL Chapter no later than July 2, 2016).

Date:

Action:

April. 11
- Contest begins.

July 2
- All hard copy entries submitted must be received by the NJTL chapter.

July 8
- All hard copies due to the national office in White Plains from NJTL chapter leaders

July 10
- Contest ends, all online submissions must be submitted before 11:59 p.m. ET

 RESOURCES
 
2016 Official Contest Entry Form
2015 Arthur Ashe Essay Contest Winners

2015 Arthur Ashe Essay Contest National Winners

The 17th Annual Arthur Ashe Essay Contest is held annually by the USTA/NJTL. 

Arthur Ashe was an American hero fighting battles both on and off the court.

He broke barriers in the tennis world, becoming the first African-American male to win a Grand Slam tournament and finishing his career with three Grand Slam titles, including the 1968 US Open.
 
Off the court, he was a social activist taking on issues like racial prejudice, AIDS, apartheid and education. One of his many legacies includes National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL), a network of youth-serving organizations that provide tennis and education for all. His wish was for NJTL to be a resource for kids to develop skills for leadership and academic excellence.

This year, the Arthur Ashe Essay Contest asked USTA/NJTL participants to explain in 300 words or less "THE QUESTION":

Charlie Pasarell is one of the Founders of National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL). NJTL has impacted millions of kids throughout the country over the past 46 years. The game of tennis serves as a mechanism to break down barriers and bring people of diverse backgrounds together. This was true in Charlie Pasarell’s and Arthur Ashe’s era, and still holds true today. 

So it was asked:
 
Who is a local NJTL hero in your community that resembles what Mr. Pasarell has done through NJTL?

Also this year,  contestants in the 15/16 and 17/18 age categories were asked to include a photograph of their local NJTL hero and incorporate an explanation of the photo and its significance as part of his or her essay. 

Winners received a trip to New York City that included attending Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the U.S. Open, attend a professional sporting event, see a Broadway show and receive a special award at a luncheon held in their honor.

Category                                                                  NJTL

Boys & Girls 10 and Under
Jay Doscher, 10, North Wales, Pa.                    New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL)
Kelly Mejia Solares, 9, Delray Beach, Fla        Tennis PALs 

Boys & Girls 11/12
Alfredo Reyes Jr., 12, Jacksonville, Fla.           MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation
Lindsey Lunn, 11, Greenville, Miss.                 Four Aces CTA NJTL

Boys & Girls 13/14
Colston Streit, 14, Indianapolis, Ind.               NJTL of Indianapolis
Mia Oliver, 14, Denver, Colo.                             East Side Tennis Association

Boys & Girls 15/16
CD Lonnie Watkins, 16, Atlanta, Ga.                Coach Wink's NJTL
Camile Quick, 16, Atlanta, Ga.                           Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation

Boys & Girls 17/18

Christian Ruas, 1, Minneapolis , Minn.            Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center
Mikayla Smith, 17, DeSoto, Tex.                        NJTL of Dallas

View Additional Information about the 2015 Arthur Ashe Essay Contest

Additional RESOURCES for this year included:

Contest Release Waiver Form
2015 Official Contest Entry Form - English
2015 Official Contest Entry Form - Spanish

2014 Arthur Ashe Essay Contest National Winners

The 16th Annual Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest was sponsored annually by the USTA/NJTL. It asks USTA/NJTL participants to explain in 300 words or less, draw a picture or create artwork, why Arthur Ashe is a tennis legend. NJTL participants were asked to write, or draw, your response to the question, 

Arthur Ashe used his time and skills to impact others -how have you used your time and skills learned through tennis and educational programming to impact the lives of those around you?”

Winners received a trip to New York City that included attending Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the U.S. Open, attend a professional sporting event, see a Broadway show and receive a special award at a luncheon held in their honor.

Category                                            NJTL

Boys & Girls 10 and Under
Srinath M., 10, New York               New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL)
Makda D., 10, California                 Youth Tennis Advantage

Boys & Girls 11/12
Torianh B., 11, Connecticut          Norwalk Grassroots Tennis
Marion R., 12, Minnesota               InnerCity Tennis

Boys & Girls 13/14
Daud G., 13, D.C.                               Leadership Council for Healthy Communities
Ana-Lei K., 13, South Carolina      Lowcountry Youth Tennis Association

Boys & Girls 15/16
Roby W., 16, Maryland                    Prince George's Tennis and Education Foundation
Lea B., 15, Wyoming                        University of Wyoming NJTL

Boys & Girls 17/18
Andreas N., 17, New York               Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program
Jasmine R., 17, Alabama                 New Lyons Park Tennis Association

View Additional Information about the 2014 Arthur Ashe Essay Contest 

2013 Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest National Winners

The 15th Annual Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest is sponsored annually by the USTA/NJTL. It asks USTA/NJTL participants to explain in 300 words or less, draw a picture or create artwork, why Arthur Ashe is a tennis legend. If you are an NJTL participant, you'll be asked to write, or draw, your response to the question,

"If you could follow in Arthur Ashe’s footsteps and 'give back' to tennis, what would you do to give back to the game, and how would it impact others?".

Winners receive a trip to New York City that includes attending Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the U.S. Open, attend a professional sporting event, see a Broadway show and receive a special award at a luncheon held in your honor. Essays and art work must be in English and will not be returned.

Name              NJTL ChapterUSTA                                           Section

Essay Boys 10U
Derek K.     -    Legacy Youth Tennis and Education                   Middle States

Essay Boys 11-12
Andrew C.  -    Youth Tennis Advantage                                      Northern California

Essay Boys 13-14
Alex E.        -    InnerCity Tennis                                                    Northern

Essay Boys 15-16
Chor L.       -   Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association     Middle States

Essay Boys 17-18

Cody S.       -   Dallas Tennis Association                                      Texas

Essay Girls 10U
Jada R.        -   Genisis School                                                         Missouri Valley

Essay Girls 11-12
Destiny S.   -    Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program   Eastern

Essay Girls 13-14
Lily C.          -   Milwaukee Tennis & Education Foundation         Midwest

Essay Girls 15-16
Grace T.      -   NYJTL                                                                         Eastern

Essay Girls 17-18
Lalla D.       -   Harlm Junior Tennis and Education Porgram       Eastern

View Additional Information about the 2013 Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest

2012 Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest National Winners

The 14th Annual Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest is sponsored annually by the USTA/NJTL. It asks USTA/NJTL participants to explain in 300 words or less, draw a picture or create artwork, why Arthur Ashe is a tennis legend.

If you are an NJTL participant, you'll be asked to write, or draw, your response to the question,

"If Arthur Ashe were alive today, what do you think would give him hope?".

Winners receive a trip to New York City that includes attending Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the U.S. Open, attend a professional sporting event, see a Broadway show and receive a special award at a luncheon held in your honor. Essays and art work must be in English and will not be returned.

Contest entry period began July 10, 2011 and ended at 5:00 PM ET on June 1, 2012.

Essay Winners:

Rebecca Richey - Girls 10 and Under

Brandon Torres - Boys 10 and Under

Michaela Peterson - Girls 11 & 12

Timothy Bryant, Jr. - Boys 11 & 12

Halle Brazda - Girls 13 & 14

Jared Lees - Boys 13 & 14

Azani Fitten - Girls 15 & 16

Matthew Wassman - Boys 15 & 16

Lindsey Wambles - Girls 17 & 18

Tyler Haanen - Boys 17 & 18

Art Winners:

Angelia Herrera - Girls 10 and Under

Jasmine Standard - Girls 11 & 12

Omar Shalabi - Boys 10 and Under

Robert Shi - Boys 11 & 12

View Additional Information about the 2012 Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest

2011 Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest National Winners

Essay Winners:

Iasiah Sena - Girls 10 and Under

Shouri Akarapu - Boys 10 and Under

Martina Lam - Girls 11 & 12

Desire Johnson - Boys 11 & 12

Ashley Duong - Girls 13 & 14

Sidak Grewal - Boys 13 & 14

Naomi Dominguez - Girls 15 & 16

Benjamin Bui - Boys 15 & 16

Kari Burt - Girls 17 & 18

Kristofer Yee - Boys 17 & 18

Art Winners:

Shea Walk - Girls 10 and Under

Takuma Walter - Boys 10 and Under

Clara Kim - Girls 11 & 12

Caleb Boyd - Boys 11 & 12

To enter, children, 18 or younger, had to write an essay in 300 words or less, or draw a picture or create artwork in response to the following question, "Why do you think Arthur Ashe created the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network and how has your NJTL Chapter impacted your life?". A USTA sub-committee selected the winning essays based on knowledge of Arthur Ashe, message clarity, and writing style.

2010 Arthur Ashe Essay & Art Contest National Winners

Name - Category - Section NJTL Chapter:

Paige Moore Girls 10 & Under Mid-Atlantic Southeast Tennis & Learning Center

Daniel Stewart Boys 10 & Under Southern Birmingham Area Tennis Association

Isis Gill-Reid Girls 11 & 12 Eastern NYJTL

Kieran Walsh Boys 11 & 12 Northern St. Paul Urban Tennis Program

Allyce Harrison Girls 13 & 14 Missouri Valley McAdams Community Tennis Foundation

Varun Medhal Boys 13 & 14 Pacific Northwest Kids N' Tennis, Inc.

Vietmy Tran Girls 15 & 16 Northern California Youth Tennis Advantage

Cody Stewert Boys 15 & 16 Texas Dallas Tennis Association

Grace Trimble Girls 17 & 18 Southern LTC Smart Shots

Francis Cuenca Boys 17 & 18 Northern California NorCal/NJTL Training Camp

To enter, children, 18 or younger, had to write an essay in 300 words or less in response to the following question, “Some say that winning the 1968 US Open as the first African American male was Arthur Ashe’s greatest accomplishment. What do you think?” A USTA sub-committee selected the winning essays based on knowledge of Arthur Ashe, message clarity, and writing style.
Click the image above to learn more about the National Junior Tennis & Learning 
(NJTL) network

Arthur Ashe | Kids Resources

Did You Know?

In his youth, Ashe was a frail looking child, but he loved sports. Because his father was a caretaker for Brookfield Park in Richmond Virginia, his family lived in the caretaker's house on the Park grounds. Arthur grew up with tennis courts in his backyard and because he was so small he decided to take up the game. Ronald Charity, the best local player saw Arthur trying to learn the game and began to teach him. Charity then introduced Arthur to Dr. Johnson who became Arthur's mentor and coached him through his formative years in the game.


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