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The Tigerbelles – Olympic legends from Tennessee State

January 22 @ 7:00 pm EST

On hot Southern summer in 1960 at Tennessee State University, a regional college for black students, a coach and his team of women runners, called the Tigerbelles, sprinted on a dirt track, dodging potholes and cow piles, preparing for a shot to run on the world stage at the Olympics in Rome. Eight women on the team made it to the final competition, and four of them came back home with gold medals. This is the extraordinary story of how one team changed the face of women’s athletics forever, and how the world fell in love with the Tigerbelles.

Author Aime Alley Card is a nonfiction editor for Pangyrus literary magazine and a board member for the Women’s National Book Association, Boston Chapter.

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January 22
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Date:
January 22
Time:
7:00 pm EST
Event Categories:
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Other

Sponsored by
Friends of the Walpole Public Library