Black History Spotlight 2018
USTA Staff | February 7, 2018
February marks Black History Month, an annual celebration that began in 1926. Originated by Carter Godwin Woodson, the son of slaves who went on to earn prestigious degrees at both the Sorbonne and Harvard University, the month of February was selected in deference to Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln both of whom were born that month.
The remarkable contributions made to our everyday world in the face of extraordinary obstacles is what so poignantly and powerfully defines much of the African American experience and sets an inspirational example for all Americans.
We at USTA Northern California are proud to lead the tennis community in honoring these fine coaches, players, parents and volunteers who bring tremendous value, insight and richness to the USTA family and the sport of tennis.ADVERTISEMENT