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Lot #176: Plaque Given to Arthur Ashe by Northeastern University When the Institution Awarded Him an Honorary Doctorate in 1990


Arthur Ashe honorary degree plaque. In 1990, Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts conferred upon Ashe an honorary Doctorate in Public Service. Plate is a copy of the citation and reads in part, ''...Arthur Ashe, Jr. / World-Class Athlete, Successful Writer, Advocate For Youth / You started winning at a young age and have not stopped yet...With your study of the African American athlete you demonstrated strength as a researcher and talent as a writer...Your work with inner-city youths has given us an example of the positive role sports can play in society...'' The University's seal appears beneath its President's printed signature at the bottom. Dated 13 September 1990, three years before Ashe's untimely death. Alden Galleries plaque measures 12'' x 10''. Fine. With an LOA from Arthur Ashe's widow.
Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
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