17 Aug Bell Ringer: Dr. Robert Johnson and Tennis Desegregation
Dr. Robert Johnson has been featured on C-SPAN’s teacher aid site in the Bellringer section. See the preamble and sample questions below:
In addition to being a physician in the community, Dr. Robert Johnson hosted a tennis camp at his home in Lynchburg, Virginia, starting in the 1940s where he coached young African Americans including Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe. Lange Johnson talked about his grandfather’s work to integrate tennis and his own experiences at the camp.
- Who was Dr. Robert Johnson?
- How did he end up settling in Lynchburg, VA?
- Explain how he became involved in the sport of tennis.
- What steps did he take to integrate tennis?
- How did he model and develop his program?
- What was his legacy?
Read full article and see corresponding video HERE