EventsAuthor Reading: Races - The Trials & Triumphs of Canada's Fastest Family with Valerie Jerome

Author Reading: Races - The Trials & Triumphs of Canada's Fastest Family with Valerie Jerome

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Central Library

Description

TD presents African Heritage Month

The inside track on an under-told story about the intersection of race and sports in Canada. 

In the 1960s, Harry Jerome set seven world records, including the 100-yard dash, earning him the title of the world’s fastest man. His grandfather, John “Army” Howard, was Canada’s first Black Olympian, running in Stockholm in 1912 against nearly impossible odds. Harry’s sister, Valerie, competed for Canada at the 1960 Rome Olympics. 

With Races, Valerie Jerome sets the record straight on her heroic family’s history, and the racism they fought along the way - from their community, the press, their country, and even inside their family home. 

Books will be available for purchase courtesy of Bookmark.


In partnership with Goose Lane Editions

Program:
African Heritage Month
Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Authors & Writing
Language:
English

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