Professor Ashley Brown was recently interviewed on the Bloomberg Businessweek Podcast to discuss her book Serving Herself: The Life and Times of Althea Gibson. During her segment, Brown discusses what first inspired her to dive into the life of Althea Gibson. Then, Brown gives the listeners insights into Gibson’s life experiences and how these intersected with other important historical moments. She also explains what research has gone into this ten-year journey of learning more about Althea Gibson, including looking at archives, government records, and newspapers.
Listen to the podcast. (Professor Brown’s segment starts around 16:30)
Ashley Brown. Serving Herself: The Life and Times of Althea Gibson. Oxford University Press, 2023.