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Georgia Southern Professor to be featured on C-SPAN3 on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

EHall-450x600Eric Hall, Ph.D., of Georgia Southern University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) will be featured nationally in C-SPAN3’s American History TV series. Hall’s lecture titled “A Native Son Comes Home: the Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe” will air on tape delay on C-SPAN3 on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

The lecture, presented at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia, is part of the society’s Banner Lecture Series, which hosts authors and scholars to discuss their most recent work and research. Hall is an assistant professor in the Departments of History and Africana Studies and the author of the book Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era.

A World No. 1 professional tennis player, Arthur Ashe won three grand slam titles while becoming the first African-American tennis player to win singles titles at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open, and was the first African-American player selected to the U.S, Davis Cup team. The lecture will explore Ashe’s early life in Virginia as well as his legacy as a public intellectual who was deeply committed to human and civil rights and fought against racism and injustice.

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 within 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.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.

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