[ONLINE] A Powerful Presentation: The Sporting Events That Changed America

Thursday, October 217:00—8:00 PMZoom

A program to please sports lovers, history buffs, and trivia fans, host Martin Gitlin bases “A Powerful Presentation” on his highly praised book Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History. The presentation features exciting videos of sporting events through more than 100 years that have impacted society and/or the sports themselves.

Included are the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees that led to the greatest dynasty in American sports history, Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the 1958 NFL championship game that brought professional football into prominence, the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs (dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes"), the Magic Johnson/Larry Bird rivalry that revived a languishing NBA, and more. The presentation also features fun trivia questions. A Q&A session will follow.

This program is co-sponsored by the Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Edgartown libraries.

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