Arthur Ashe Commemorative Stamp
Original Author: United States Postal Service
Created: August 27, 2005
Medium: Postage Stamp
Publisher: United States Postal Service

Arthur Ashe Commemorative Stamp

In 2005, the U.S. Postal Service issued this commemorative stamp honoring Arthur Ashe, the first Black men's tennis champion at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, and a well-known activist. The photograph reproduced on the stamp was taken by Michael O'Neill for the cover of the December 21, 1992, edition of Sports Illustrated in which Ashe was named "Sportsman of the Year." Ashe died on February 6, 1993.