University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Raymond Arsenault


University of Arizona Facilities Management

Raymond Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL. He was educated at Princeton University and is the author of several acclaimed and prize-winning books, including "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice" and "The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America."

He is a specialist in the political, social and environmental history of the American South. He has been an active member of the Florida affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union since the early 1980s, he has served two terms as state president and received the Nelson Poynter Civil Liberties Award in 2003. He has served as a consultant for numerous museums and public institutions, including the National Park Service, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Rosa Parks Museum and the United States Information Agency. He has also has lectured on American history and culture in a number of countries, including France, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Norway, Turkey and Jordan.

His newest book is "Arthur Ashe."


Scheduled events:
Iconic Sports Figures: Babe Ruth, Arthur Ashe, LeBron James
Biographers of Babe Ruth, Arthur Ashe and LeBron James explore the impact these superstars had on their sports and the times in which they lived.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Raymond Arsenault, Jane Leavy, Ian Thomsen
Moderator: Gay Vernon
Sports and Politics: the Rub
Politics and sports intersect in many ways and not always smoothly.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Raymond Arsenault, Michael Sokolove
Moderator: Dana Cooper

Book:
Arthur Ashe
Sports
Simon and Schuster
August 2018
ISBN 9781439189047
$37.50, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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