Event Title

Race and Tennis

Presenter Information

Elizabeth Bogo, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 223

Start Date

1-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:30 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

Last semester I did a presentation on Race and Tennis, which I would love to present again. This presentation circulates around the question, How have African Americans influenced the history of tennis? I plan on discussing the history of tennis, the initial oppression and segregation of African Americans in the sport, the American Tennis Association, and the crossing of racial barriers, beginning with Althea Gibson. I will also talk about other players and their influence on the sport, such as Arthur Ashe, Serena and Venus Williams, as well as James Blake.Through this presentation I hope for the audience to learn all about this aspect of history in the sport of tennis, and the large influence that African Americans have had on tennis, not only aspiring other African American players, but influencing popular culture as well.

Faculty Sponsor

Elizabeth Leonard

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. History Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Social Sciences

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

790

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May 1st, 1:00 PM May 1st, 3:30 PM

Race and Tennis

Diamond 223

Last semester I did a presentation on Race and Tennis, which I would love to present again. This presentation circulates around the question, How have African Americans influenced the history of tennis? I plan on discussing the history of tennis, the initial oppression and segregation of African Americans in the sport, the American Tennis Association, and the crossing of racial barriers, beginning with Althea Gibson. I will also talk about other players and their influence on the sport, such as Arthur Ashe, Serena and Venus Williams, as well as James Blake.Through this presentation I hope for the audience to learn all about this aspect of history in the sport of tennis, and the large influence that African Americans have had on tennis, not only aspiring other African American players, but influencing popular culture as well.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/147