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Citizen Ashe

A Storyville documentary that tells the story of sports legend and social activist Arthur Ashe, who in 1975 became the first black man to win Wimbledon.

Documentary that tells the little-known story of sports legend Arthur Ashe off the tennis court. Known to most on account of his stellar sports career – he became the first black man to win Wimbledon in 1975 – the film uncovers Ashe’s work as a social activist, a role that embraced the civil rights movement in the US, African Americans and oppressed people throughout the world.

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1 hour, 29 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:04

    Ray Charles

    Carry Me Back To Old Virginia

  • 00:17

    The Temptations

    I Wish It Would Rain

  • 00:25

    Sam & Dave

    I Thank You

  • 00:28

    Clarence Carter

    Slip Away

  • 00:47

    Gil Scott‐Heron



Role Contributor
Director Rex Miller
Director Sam Pollard


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