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Race, Social Injustice and the Athlete's Role


Race and social injustice remain societal issues. What roles does the athlete play in addressing them? Assistive listening devices available.


Panelists
Jonathan Eig

Jonathan Eig is the New York Times best-selling author of five books: "Ali: A Life," "Luckiest Man," "Opening Day," "Get Capone" and "The Birth of the Pill." Ken Burns calls Jonathan Eig a master storyteller....

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Leland Melvin

Leland Melvin is the only person in human history to catch a pass in the National Football League and in space. Though his path to the heavens was riddled with setbacks and injury, Leland persevered to reach the stars....

Leigh Montville

Three-time New York Times best-selling author Leigh Montville is a former columnist at The Boston Globe and former senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of "Evel," "The Mysterious Montague," "The Big Bam," "Ted Williams," "At the Altar of Speed," "Manute," and "Why Not Us?" He lives in Boston....


Books:
Ali: A Life
Jonathan Eig
Sports
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
October 2017
ISBN 9780544435247
Hardcover, 640 pages
$30.00, INSTORE
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The definitive biography of an American icon, from aNew York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us over and over again). More/less

Chasing Space
Leland Melvin
Science / Medicine / Technology
Amistad
May 2017
ISBN 9780062496720
256 pages
$25.99, INSTOCK
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In this moving, inspirational memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success. More/less

Sting Like a Bee
Leigh Montville
Sports & Recreation
Doubleday
May 2017
ISBN 9780385536066
Kindle Edition, 368 pages

An insightful portrait of Muhammad Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. More/less

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