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Ray Arsenault shares in another Emmy nomination

Ray Arsenaul, Ph.D., on the Emmy-nominated episode of Florida This Week.

Ray Arsenaul, Ph.D., on the Emmy-nominated episode of Florida This Week.

An episode of WEDU-TV’s Florida This Week that included USF St. Petersburg History Professor Ray Arsenault, Ph.D., has been nominated for a Suncoast Emmy Award. The June 28 episode was the first and only time Arsenault, the USFSP John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History, has appeared on the weekly program, which features a roundtable discussion of top news stories … Continue reading

NEH to distribute “Freedom Riders” documentary to 500 U.S. communities

Ray Arsenault at the U.S. Supreme Court with former student Earl Lewis, Ph.D., president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Ray Arsenault at the U.S. Supreme Court with former student Earl Lewis, Ph.D., president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Endowment for the Humanities will distribute Freedom Riders, the documentary film based on USF St. Petersburg professor Raymond Arsenault’s award-winning book, to 500 U.S. communities. It is one of four films the NEH will distribute as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle. … Continue reading

Witnessing history in Washington, D.C., with someone who made history

Dr. Ray Arsenault (right) attended President Obama's inauguration with Carol Ruth Silver, one of the Freedom Riders.

Dr. Ray Arsenault (right) attended President Obama's inauguration with Carol Ruth Silver, one of the Freedom Riders.

Ray Arsenault, Ph.D., the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at USF St. Petersburg, attended the inauguration of President Obama on Monday with one of the Freedom Riders whose story he told in an award-winning book. Carol Ruth Silver was a recent college graduate working at the United Nations when she joined the Freedom Riders movement to protest the … Continue reading

Freedom Riders film, PBS series honored with Peabody Award

ST. PETERSBURG (May 25, 2012) – Ray Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the USF St. Petersburg Florida Studies Program, was in New York City for the Peabody Awards this week as part of the team that produced the PBS documentary Freedom Riders. The film, based on Arsenault’s book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for … Continue reading

Freedom Riders Documentary Nominated for Three Emmy Awards

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 13, 2011) – The documentary based on Ray Arsenault’s award-winning book, Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice, has won awards in three categories of the Primetime Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award categories for the documentary Freedom Riders, directed by Stanley Nelson and produced by Laurens Grant, … Continue reading