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Lunch and Learn: Breaking Through the Lines: The Marion Motley Story In-Person

Marion Motley was recognized as one of the gridiron’s most outstanding players for the Cleveland Browns when he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968 in his hometown of Canton, Ohio.

His legacy off the field, as one of four Black players to reintegrate pro football in 1946, helped blaze a path for Black athletes in the highest echelons of professional sports, including baseball’s Jackie Robinson. Yet, the story of one of the sport’s greatest and most impactful players remains unknown to most Americans.

David Lee Morgan Jr. will share a multi-media presentation sharing the stories in his new book Breaking Through the Lines: The Story of Marion Motley, along with stories of how he became co-producer of the 2022 Regional Emmy award-winning documentary Lines Broken: The Story of Marion Motley, which aired on PBS Western Reserve, and was distributed to PBS affiliates nationally by American Public Television.

Date:
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Library Program Room
Sandusky Library:
Sandusky Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adult Program     All Ages  

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