Georgia Southern Professor to be Featured on C-SPAN3
Dr. Eric Hall, Assistant Professor of History at Georgia Southern University, will appear on C-SPAN3 Sunday, August 23 at 7 p.m.
The nationally broadcasted TV channel’s American History TV series will air on tape delay Dr. Hall’s Banner Lecture at the Virginia Historical Society entitled “A Native Son Comes Home: the Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe”.
The lecture will explore Ashe’s early life in Virginia as well as his legacy as a public intellectual. Ashe was deeply committed to human and civil rights causes and fought against racism and injustice.
On the tennis court Ashe was a World No. 1 professional tennis player and won three grand slam titles while becoming the first African-American to win singles titles at Wimbledon, the US Open, or the Australian Open and was the first African-American player selected to the United States’ Davis Cup team.
Dr. Hall is the author of “Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era” and is an assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences’ departments of History and Africana Studies.
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern’s College of the Creative Mind, offers nearly 20 undergraduate degrees, nine master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree over its nearly 15 departments and five academic centers. CLASS prepares its students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity, and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, nations, and world.