Georgia Southern Professor Makes National Television

Keiante Polley

Eric Hall, Ph.D., of Georgia Southern University’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) has been selected to be featured on C-SPAN3’s nationally televised “American History” TV series. Dr. Hall’s “A Native Son Comes Home: the Life and Legacy of Arthur Ashe” will air on C-SPAN3 on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Hall is the author of a book titled Arthur Ashe: Tennis and Justice in the Civil Rights Era, and is an assistant professor in the Departments of History and Africana Studies at Georgia Southern University. 

Dr. Hall’s televised lecture and book will cover the life of Arthur Ashe. Ashe was the first African American tennis player to win titles in singles at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. With the addition of winning three grand slams, Ashe was also the first African American to be selected for U.S Davis Cup team. 

The lecture will also cover Ashe’s early life and his career as a civil rights activist.