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Oprah Winfrey Plans a Tribute

USF’s Ray Arsenault Watches ‘Freedom Riders’ Book Gain Steam
by Eric Deggans, St. Petersburg Times

Imagine the most powerful woman in the media at the other end of a telephone line, emotion building in her voice as she asks to bring the story of your book to millions of her devoted followers.

That’s how Oprah Winfrey joined forces with University of South Florida St. Petersburg professor Ray Arsenault after she saw the PBS documentary inspired by his award-winning book, Freedom Riders. Read more…


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