The White Hart Speaker Series is presented in collaboration with Oblong Books & Music & The White Hart Inn
The story of an unforgettable group of young athletes who battled in the legendary Harvard-Yale football game of On November 23, 1968. Near the end of a turbulent and memorable year, there was a football game that would also prove turbulent and memorable: the season-ending clash between Harvard and Yale. Both teams entered undefeated and, technically at least, came out undefeated. The final score was 29-29.
To some of the players on the field, it was a triumph; to others a tragedy. And to many, the reasons had as much to do with one side’s miraculous comeback in the game’s final 42 seconds as it did with the months that preceded it, months that witnessed the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, police brutality at the Democratic National Convention, inner-city riots, campus takeovers, and, looming over everything, the war in Vietnam.
Books by the author will be available for purchase at this event courtesy of Oblong Books & Music
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