Sport (Years Played): Tennis (1969-1980)
Till this day, Arthur Ashe remains the only African-American male to win Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, or Australian Open. His contributions on the tennis court were just the beginning of his impact though. He was a tireless spokesman for a variety of causes, including the American Civil Rights Movement, and the push for equality for undocumented immigrants in the United States. Before his untimely death from AIDS in 1993, Ashe was also an advocate for HIV awareness.