Black History Month: Maurice Ashley
For Black History Month, News 12 Brooklyn is highlighting some of the borough's most prominent African-Americans.
Maurice Ashley, the first black man to become an international chess grandmaster, came to Brownsville from Jamaica before his rise to dominance.
He was inducted into the United States Chess Hall of Fame in April 2016.
He is now a national championship coach, a commentator, a tournament organizer and an author.
Last month, Ashley returned to Brooklyn to be honored by 600 young chess players from around the city.