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42-Year-Old Venus Williams’ Kind-Hearted Move to Preserve Late American Artist’s Crumbling Childhood Home

Published 03/15/2023, 5:53 PM EDT

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WTA carries the name of Venus Williams on its shoulder proudly and in return, she has adorned WTA with the stars of her achievements. But that does not limit her to the sporting world. She values art and artists in every form and genre. And promoting such a move, she is now on the path to revolutionizing the world of music, commemorating black history. Venus Williams is a living example of legends lifting legends.

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Knowing how much she means to the tennis world, it feels surreal to see her taking these significant steps to reignite the memories of the legends that are not amongst us anymore.

Venus Williams commemorates Black history by preserving the childhood of Nina Simone 


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As Venus Williams is to tennis, Nina Simone is to the realm of music. And in a recent move, the seven-time Grand Slam Champion has joined hands with the renowned artist Adam Pendleton.

She will raise funds at the New York Auction to preserve the childhood home of Nina Simone. Simone was one of the most celebrated and revered musical artists of the 20th century. This is the largest preservation project undertaken to retain the cultural value of African American historic sites.


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As reported by Wallpaper*, Williams stated, “Each of the artists Adam and I have selected for the auction has a unique, powerful voice, and we’ve been moved by their generosity and enthusiasm for this important cause.” Thanking Pendleton, she stated, “It’s been a privilege to collaborate with Adam in curating the auction.” Simone’s official Twitter site too acknowledged and welcomed the efforts of Venus Williams and other artists.

To preserve the history of Nina Simone, Pendleton bought the house in 2017, along with artists Ellen Gallagher, Rashid Johnson, and Julie Mehretu.

The exhibition will also include the artworks of Stanley Whitney, Mary Weatherford, Robert Longo, and Cecily Brown. And the funds collected from this will go for the preservation of the childhood home of Nina Simone.


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The elder Williams sister never wastes a chance to show her humble nature

We know the remarkable contributions of Venus Williams . Everybody knows it, except for the player herself. Venus Williams herself led the fight for equal pay. And this has now made it possible for WTA players to get equal prize money as their male counterparts in all the majors.

However, in an interview with CNN, she once downplayed her role. She stated she gets too much credit for equal pay and went on to credit Billie Jean King for starting the fight. Amusingly, she was the first WTA player to get equal pay at Wimbledon in 2007.


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This is how Venus Williams has been. Despite being the star player, she has always felt comfortable being outside the limelight. However, the world sees how she has changed the tennis realm for the best.

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Written by:

Shivali Sharma


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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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Tony Thomas