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December 14, 2023
7:30 PM
Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, TX 75013
John Eisenberg, sportswriter, historian, and author
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OnStage @ APL presents Rocket Men: The Black Quarterbacks Who Revolutionized Pro Football

Thursday, December 14, 2023

The award-winning sportswriter and historian John Eisenberg will discuss his new book "Rocket Men: The Black Quarterbacks Who Revolutionized Pro Football."

When records are broken, athletes become heroes. When barriers are shattered, athletes become legends, but the journey to this accomplishment can be fraught with challenges like institutional racism. 

Through exhaustive historical research and exclusive interviews with Black quarterbacks and players, coaches, and talent evaluators who have worked alongside them, Rocket Men celebrates those who transformed football and America. 

A former sportswriter for the Dallas Times Herald, John Eisenberg is the author of The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire, and Ten Gallon War: The NFL's Cowboys, the AFL's Texans and the Feud for Dallas's Football Future.  

Can’t be there in person? The program will be streamed live on ACTV. For online, cable channel, and streaming app options, view the Watch ACTV page or use the live streaming link provided in the sidebar.

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr. Call 214-509-4911 for additional information.  

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