A Hard Road to Glory
The history of the African American athlete,
chronicled by Arthur R. Ashe Jr.
The 1991 Calendar of African American History
In 1991, Aetna collaborated with Arthur Ashe Jr. to showcase the stories of 12 remarkable athletes. In the calendar introduction, Ashe wrote: "The book (A Hard Road to Glory) -- and this calendar -- are designed to ensure that their struggles are remembered. Today's African American athletes continue to inspire their brethren, as evidenced by the fact that millions of young blacks continue to dream of athletic stardom. They will no doubt find the stories in this calendar particularly compelling, and, I hope, somewhat sobering. Hopefully they will come away with an appreciation of what a hard road it really is."
Alice Coachman | Isaac Murphy | Jackie Robinson