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Author Event: Kenneth Conklin – Norvel: An American Hero

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

As we get ready for the Summer Olympics, meet Kenneth Conklin as he shares the story of a local Olympic hero in his new novel.

In September of 1948 – while a member of the U.S. Olympic team, a Howard University student, and a veteran of World War II – Norvel Lee was arrested for taking a seat in the white section of a segregated train in rural Virginia .Lee’s appeal of the case resulted in a landmark Jim Crow-era civil rights decision. Among Lee’s accomplishments were earning his wings as a Tuskegee Airman and as a member of two U.S. Olympic teams, making history at the 1952 Helsinki Games. Norvel Lee was truly an unsung hero who deserves recognition as a civil rights leader who made a profound difference in people’s lives.

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Date:
June 19
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.winchesterbookgallery.com/event/author-event-kenneth-conklin-norvel-american-hero

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The Winchester Book Gallery
Phone:
540.667.3444
Email:
info@winchesterbookgallery.com
Website:
www.winchesterbookgallery.com

Venue

The Winchester Book Gallery
7 North Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601 United States
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Phone:
540.667.3444