As the country recognizes Black History Month in February, USC Athletics is celebrating and documenting its proud African-American heritage with stories about iconic Trojans who serve as role models for the university and the African-American community.
In this chapter, Salma Ewing — a freshman on the USC women’s tennis team — travels with her mom to a tournament in South Africa. It’s an emotional journey for both women, and not just because of tough competition: Ewing’s mother, Reyana Abrahams, grew up in the country under apartheid. Now she watches as her daughter competes on a set of courts she was prohibited from playing on as a little girl.
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