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This enlightening and enjoyable program will entertain and illuminate sports fans or anyone interested in American history. In this Zoom talk, author and sportscaster Marty Gitlin will be back to talk about his highly acclaimed book called 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 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 talk features a lot of trivia questions for participants to ponder as well. A Q&A session follows, and this program is both fun and thought-provoking, so please join in!
Advance registration is required here, and once signed up a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the event.
This virtual talk is kindly supported by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!