Date(s) - 02/04/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles Kastner will discuss his latest book Race Across America: Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies. Kastner tells the story of Eddie “The Sheik” Gardner, an African American runner who competed in two epic footraces across America in 1928 and 1929. He withstood daily death threats and intimidation to compete at the highest levels of the new sports of trans-America racing, and became a symbol hope and pride to Black America for his courage.