Authors on Audio: Ashley Brown

  • May 31, 2023

An occasional series in which writers speak for themselves.

Authors on Audio: Ashley Brown

An assistant professor and the Allan H. Selig Chair in Sport and Society in U.S. History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ashley Brown is also the author of Serving Herself: The Life and Times of Althea Gibson. Booklist calls the new work “a monumental, comprehensive biography that blends Gibson’s remarkable athletic accomplishments with the inspirational story of how she lived through the Jim Crow era and navigated segregation, racism, and gender discrimination, all the while fighting for the integration of sports.” Brown discussed Serving Herself with fellow BIO member Sonja Williams earlier this month.

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