All On The Same Team

Sports historian offers deeper look at Arkansas history

Posted: February 25, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Evin Demirel
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Evin Demirel

Evin Demirel knew even before he finished writing his book that the significance of its content extended so far beyond sports -- a notion that has only crystallized with the reception "African-American Athletes in Arkansas: Muhammad Ali's Tour, Black Razorbacks & Other Forgotten Stories" has received since its release last year.

FAQ

‘African-American Athletes in Arkansas’

with author Evin Demirel

FEB. 25 — Panel discussion with former Razorback assistant football coach and Arkansas pioneer Fitzgerald Hill, one the first African-American Razorback football players, Jerry Jennings, and Razorback basketball commit Justice Hill, 2 p.m., Fayetteville Public Library.

FEB 26 — 2018 Black History Month Black Author’s Fair with NWA black authors as well as authors writing on black issues/topics, 6 p.m., ALLPS School of Innovation, Fayetteville.

FEB. 28 — Panel discussion with NBA and NCAA All-Star Sidney Moncrief and National High School Sports Hall of Fame coach Oliver Elders, 7 p.m., Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville.

MARCH 3 — Screenings of documentaries “Return to Mexico” and “Salute,” followed by Q&A sessions with Olympic athlete and civil rights icon Tommie Smith, moderated by Demirel, 2-6 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater, Little Rock.

COST — Free

INFO — heritageofsports.com, faylib.org

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