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Schemel Forum Collaborative Program, May 1

April 19, 2018

Schemel Forum with the Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library presents:

Bricklayer Bill: The Untold Story of the Workingman's Boston Marathon
Lawrence W. Kennedy, Ph.D., Professor of History, The University of Scranton

To take place Tuesday, May 1, in the Weinberg Memorial Library, Heritage Room, 5th Floor, at 5:30 p.m.

The book, published in 2017, recounts the story of the 1917 Boston Marathon winner who became a sports hero of the 1920s and 30s. Bill Kennedy's experiences, from riding the rails to surviving accidents and backbreaking work, illuminate the working-class culture of marathon running long before it became a professional sport.
Lecture to be followed by a reception and book signing.
This is a FREE event and RSVP is required.

Contact:
Alicen Morrison
Email: alicen.morrison@scranton.edu 
Phone: 570-941-6206

 

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