On Tuesday, November 15th Professor Ashley Brown hosted Samuel G. Freedman as a guest speaker in History 136: Sport, Recreation, & Society in the United States. Freedman’s appearance was coordinated as part of his visit to campus as a scholar-in-residence with the Center for Journalism Ethics this fall semester. Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist, and Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. He also happens to be an alumnus of our program, having obtained his bachelor’s degree in History and Journalism from UW-Madison in 1977. He is the author of nine acclaimed books, including: Small Victories: The Real World of a Teacher, Her Students and Their High School (1990); Upon This Rock: The Miracles of a Black Church (1993); The Inheritance: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond (1996); Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry (2000); Who She Was: My Search for My Mother’s Life (2005); and Letters To A Young Journalist (2006); and Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights (2013).
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