Madison Keys' Family And Ethnicity
Madison Keys was born on February 17, 1995, in Rock Island, one of the Quad Cities in northwest Illinois. She was born to her parents, Rick and Christine, who are both lawyers by profession. However, her mother is retired now.
Keys' father, Rick played collegiate basketball for Augustana College and was a Division III All-American. When it comes to his daughter's professional life, Rick appears to be very composed. In fact, to support Madison's desire, he spent the majority of his time at Rock Island.
Regarding her parents' racial backgrounds, her father is African-American and her mother is European-American, making Madison multiracial.
She gave an interview to the New York Times in 2015 where she stated that she would rather be known for who she is than for her race, though. She declared that she does not consider herself to be white or African-American, but just Madison.
The professional tennis player represents Fearlessly Girl, a group with a mission to combat bullying and cyberbullying with a particular emphasis on high school girls. She founded the organization with Kate Whitfield and together they hosted the first summit in Rock Island, Illinois.
Furthermore, Madison relaunched Fearlessly Girl as a charitable foundation called Kindness Wins in February 2020. The group was then referred to as a platform for kindness emphasizing kindness to self and others in times of adversity. She seeks to collaborate with other organizations that share its goals in order to award grants and support to individuals who are improving the world.