Life of Bruin Arthur Ashe, class of 1966, intersects with civil rights movement, rise of tennis in U.S., status of African American athletes, anti-Apartheid movement, and early years of AIDS crisis. By examination of his life through his own words, students increase their understanding of several significant moments in second half of 20th century.
Dr. Patricia A. Turner was appointed Dean and Vice Provost for the UCLA Division of Undergraduate Education, effective December 17, 2012. Professor Turner comes to UCLA from UC Davis where, in 1999, she was appointed Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Patricia is a professor in World Arts and Cultures/Dance and African American Studies. Her research focuses on racial dynamics as they surface in folklore and popular culture. Her fourth book, Crafted Lives: Stories and Studies of African-American Quilters, was published by University of Mississippi Press in 2009.