Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Boston Red Sox and The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Present:
Remembering Jackie Robinson
Featuring Dr. Michael Long – Author of “First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson”
With a Special Showing of Jackie Robinson Memorabilia by Stephen Schlein
State Street Pavilion (enter at Number 20 Yawkey Way)
Friends of the Writers Series - $45 (price includes an autographed copy of Dr. Long`s book)
To register for this event please click here.
Biographical Brief – Michael G. Long
Michael G. Long is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies at Elizabethtown College.
Dr. Long is the author of “First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Lettters of Jackie Robinson”; a book widely acclaimd for its insights into the man who changed America – and was infinitely more than an iconic athletic figure.
Dr. Long has published numerous works on such subjects as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, Billy Graham, and Christian living. His book, “The Legacy of Billy Graham: Critical Reflections on America`s Great Evangelist”, was published last year.
At Elizabethtown College he teaches courses on Christian social ethics, the Civil Rights Movement, and peace and conflict studies.
About Stephen Schlein:
Originally from Flatbush, Stephen Schlein grew up a fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers – and Jackie Robinson was his hero.
As a teenager Stephen would wait outside Ebbets Field after games for the great Robinson and walk with him to the subway station. Jackie talked with him and gave him numerous autographs. Once he put his arm on Stephen’s shoulder and said, "How` did you like the game, kid?"
During this period Stephen began collecting Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodger memorabilia, a practice that became a lifetime pursuit (and, of course, he still has Jackie’s autographs).
Here`s a partial listing of Stephen Schlein’s exhibitions in recent years:
· Red Sox Birthday Tributes to Jackie Robinson at Fenway Park & the John F. Kennedy Library
· The Brooklyn Historical Society, 2005 – celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodger
· The Museum of The City of New York, 2007 – celebrating "The Glory Days: New York Baseball 1947-1957”
· The Sports Museum of America 2008 (New York City)
Don’t miss his remarkable collection April 15.