Online – A Powerful Presentation: The Sporting Events That Changed America

A Powerful Presentation: The Sporting Events That Changed America
Thursday, October 21, 7pm on Zoom

This enlightening and enjoyable program will entertain and illuminate sports fans or anyone interested in American history. It is hosted by Martin Gitlin and is based on his highly acclaimed book titled Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History. The program features exciting videos of sporting events through more than 100 years that greatly impacted society and/or the sports themselves. Included are the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees that kicked off the greatest dynasty in American sports history, Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the 1958 NFL Championship Game that brought pro football into prominence, the famed Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird rivalry that brought the NBA back to life and much more, This presentation features a lot of fun trivia questions for patrons to ponder as well. A Q&A session follows. This will be fun and thought-provoking so join in!

This event is brought to you by the Chilmark, Edgartown, West Tisbury and Vineyard Haven Public Libraries. Please contact amcdonough@clamsnet.org for Zoom access.


Oct 21 2021


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm