Join the Heinz History Center for a special evening celebrating the life and legacy of Olympian Herb Douglas and the release of a new book, “LAUNCHED: The Life of Olympian Herb Douglas,” written by History Center chief historian Anne Madarasz.
Douglas, a Pittsburgh native and University of Pittsburgh alumnus, won a bronze medal in the long jump at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. He later became one of the first African American vice presidents of a major U.S. corporation.
At this celebratory program, Douglas will be joined on stage by friends and representatives of various chapters of his life, including football Hall of Famer Franco Harris.
Following the program, Herb Douglas and author Anne Madarasz will sign copies of the newly released book, which will be available for sale.
Admission to this program is free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the full History Center.
Pre-registration is requested (though not required) via the link below. You may also pre-purchase a signed copy of the book as part of your registration and avoid the line the night of the program.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
For more information, please contact Sam Moore at email@example.com or 412-454-6373.