Historian, author Ray Arsenault to retire from USF
September 17, 2020 - Ray Arsenault, the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History and Program Advisor of the Florida Studies Program at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, has announced his retirement at the end of the 2020 fall semester. Arsenault's books include “St. Petersburg and the Florida Dream, 1888-1950" - the definitive tome on local history - "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice," "Paradise Lost?" and the recent "Arthur Ashe: A Life."