Join historian and Duke alum Scott Ellsworth as he reads from his new book, “The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball’s Lost Triumph.”
In sharing this true story of a forgotten interracial basketball game between Duke University and North Carolina Central University in 1943, Ellsworth has uncovered a rich and fascinating portrait of Durham — and of athletics in America.
Tim Tyson — senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies and author of “Blood Done Sign My Name” — will give an introduction prior to the reading. Ellsworth’s reading will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Edge Lounge. Books will be available for purchase.
This event is sponsored by the Duke University Archives, the Center for Documentary Studies, the Gothic Bookshop, and the Duke University Libraries.
“The Secret Game” Reading, Reception and Book Signing
Bostock Library — Duke University West Campus
March 31, 2015 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM