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Jack Roosevelt Robinson – An American Icon: The World that made him who he was, and who he still is for us today

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jackie Robinson was a great baseball player, and a great American. This presentation will explore both those aspects of his life. His contributions to his country are coupled with the unparalleled grace and excitement he brought to the baseball diamond. We will explore the contours of the world that made him who he was, and watch how, with Dodgers’ owner Branch Rickey, he conducted the “Great Experiment” that changed forever, in such positive ways, our National Pastime, and our nation as a whole.

Dr. Lawrence Hogan is Emeritus Professor of History at Union County College. He is the author of several books on the history of black baseball most notably The Forgotten History of African American Baseball, and is executive director of the documentary Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson.

This Family presentation is made possible by the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library.

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The Fanwood Memorial Library fosters the joy of reading, the spirit of exploration, and the opportunity for personal transformation for all ages and cultures in its role as a community hub, a gateway to electronic information, and a refuge in emergencies. We offer the space, materials, and services that residents of all ages and abilities require to grow and connect to each other and the world. The library has been serving the community since 1903, and now continues its track-record of excellent library services into the 21st century.

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Fanwood Memorial Library
Phone:
908-322-6400
Website:
www.fanwoodlibrary.org

Venue

Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023 United States
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Phone:
908-322-6400