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Great Lives Lecture- Billie Jean King
March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The UMW James Farmer Multicultural Center Lecture
King’s subsequent achievements as an athlete and activist moved Life magazine to name her one of the 100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century. She turned 80 in November and has never left the public arena nor stopped traveling the world to work for diversity, equity and inclusion.
In this Great Lives session, longtime journalist Johnette Howard, who co-wrote King’s best-selling 2021 autobiography All In, will explore the animating principles and takeaways King has gleaned during her life as an activist – observations that can apply to anyone’s life. Many of the gains that King and others fought for in the last century are being re-argued today.
Speaker: Johnette Howard
Howard is the author of two critically acclaimed books. She co-wrote All In: An Autobiography with Billie Jean King (2021). Howard’s first book was The Rivals: Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship (2005).