Lunchtime Lecture | Passing the Baton: Black Athletes and the Speed City Era at San José State College

Courtesy of Urla Hill.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Free with Museum admission

Join former San José State sprinters, Ray Norton and Bob Poynter, as they share their personal experiences with Urla Hill, curator of the 2007 History San José exhibition Speed City: From Civil Rights to Black Power. The panel explores the long-held cultural perceptions and stereotypes of black athletes during the late 1950s, as well as what it was like to be world-class athletes in Lloyd “Bud” Winter’s famous track-and-field program.

Lunchtime Lectures take place on the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Charlotte Wendel Education Center. Visitors are welcome to bring food and beverages.

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