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Picture of Cabell 'Cab' Calloway III: 1990Picture of Jackie Robinson: 1991Picture of To Be Young, Gifted and Black: 1992Picture of James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D.: 1993Picture of Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D.: 1994Picture of Parren J. Mitchell: 1995Picture of Bartholomew O. Nnaji, Ph.D.: 1996Picture of William (Bill) Williams: 1997Picture of Anita L. DeFrantz: 1998Picture of Comer Cottrell Jr.: 1999

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

Picture of Alice Coachman
1980s 1990s 2000s