Berkeley College Professor David Stoler Authors Article on Tennis Great Arthur Ashe and His Enduring Legacy of Activism

 
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BERKELEY COLLEGE PROFESSOR DAVID STOLER AUTHORS ARTICLE ON TENNIS GREAT ARTHUR ASHE AND HIS ENDURING LEGACY OF ACTIVISM

 

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“Beyond his groundbreaking tennis, Ashe, who died in 1993, is celebrated as a vocal champion for black rights for having marched against South African apartheid and the mistreatment of Haitian refugees, among other causes.”

Professor David Andrew Stoler, English, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts

David Andrew Stoler, Professor of English at the Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts, authored an article about the enduring legacy of activism of Arthur Ashe, who 50 years ago became the first No.-1 ranked male African-American tennis player in the world.

Professor Stoler’s article, which was published in Politico on August 29, 2018, describes Arthur Ashe’s athletic career, his experiences with racism and his reluctance to become a political activist for many years.  “Ashe did not want to be a hero. To become one, he had to go against everything that made him successful in the first place,” writes Professor Stoler. To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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