Art Monk

Birth Name: James Arthur Monk

Place of Birth: White Plains, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 5, 1957

Ethnicity: African-American

Art Monk is an American professional football player. He was a wide receiver in the National Football League. He played for the Washington Redskins, New York Jets, and Philadelphia Eagles. Art was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

Art is the son of Lela and Arthur Monk. His father was born in North Carolina, and his mother was born in South Carolina. Art was a first cousin, once removed, of jazz pioneer Thelonious Monk.

Art’s paternal grandfather was Berthy Monk (the son of Hinton Cole Monk and Sarah Elizabeth Williams).

Art’s paternal grandmother was Delia Grantham (the daughter of John R. Taylor and Cora Pridgen).

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