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Date/Time
Date(s) - 01/31/2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Location
Residence Inn Back Bay Boston/Fenway

Address
125 Brookline Avenue
Boston


Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Boston Red Sox, Bank of America, The Great Fenway Park Writers Series and BoSox Club, Pay Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Jackie Robinson on His 100th Birthday – January 31

FEATURING DR. MICHAEL LONG, AUTHOR OF AND SPEAKING ON:

“JACKIE ROBINSON: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, THE FAITH OF A BOUNDARY BREAKING HERO”

6:30 PM Dinner

Residence Inn Back Bay Boston/Fenway

125 Brookline Avenue (two blocks from Fenway Park)

$45 Per Person (includes autograph copy of Dr. Long’s book)

RSVP: FenwayParkWriters@gmail.com

Web: www.FenwayParkWriters.org

Dr. Michael Long – Biographical Brief

Dr. Michael Long is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, PA; the college’s most sought-after public speaker.

His latest book on Jackie Robinson is his third on the man who broke baseball’s color barrier and has established Dr. Long as America’s foremost authority on the man who wore the iconic number 42 and became a Hall of Fame player with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

This will be Dr. Long’s second appearance at The Writers Series, as we were honored to have him speak on the publication of his book, “Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson: On Life After Baseball.”

Of his “Beyond Home Plate”, Dorothy Seymour Mills would write:

“What Robinson did on the baseball diamond was merely part of his effort to show black people how to be their very best and to show white people how to remove the barriers keeping blacks from reaching that goal…”

This will be a special evening with Dr. Long, one that will reward those who attend with a new appreciation of Jackie Robinson, the man the late Buck O’Neil, founder and president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, called, “The most important black man in American history.”