Author Sherman L. Jenkins: The Story of Ted Strong Jr.


Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m.

Ted Strong Jr. was one of the first two-sport professional athletes in the U.S. – a major star of the Negro Leagues and one of the original Harlem Globetrotters. Despite his athletic dominance in the 1930s and 40s, he has largely been forgotten in American sports history. Through his extensive research and hours of interviews, author Sherman L. Jenkins shares the fascinating story of Ted Strong Jr. and the determination of a significant figure in the early history of African American athletes in his book Ted Strong Jr.: The Untold Story of an Original Harlem Globetrotter and Negro Leagues All-Star. A limited number of free, signed copies of the book will be available at the program.

 

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