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A Conversation With Polish Basketball Legend Kent Washington • Morningside Area Alliance
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A Conversation with Polish Basketball Legend Kent Washington

Join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a conversation with Kent Washington, the first African-American and first American to play professional basketball in Cold War Eastern Europe. Recruited into the top Polish league in 1979, Washington went on to play five seasons in the Solidarity-era communist country. His story told for the first time in his new memoir, Kentomania: A Black Basketball Virtuoso in Communist Poland, is unprecedented, weaving together professionalism, race, and politics in powerful and daring ways. Washington will appear in conversation with Columbia University Lecturer in Polish Christopher Caes, to be followed by audience Q&A and book-signing.

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Event Contact Information:
Carly Jackson
(212) 854-6217
crj2116@columbia.edu

Date

May 03 2022
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Time

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)

In-Person

Venue

Columbia University - Schermerhorn Hall
1180 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027
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Organizer

Columbia University - Harriman Institute
Phone
212-854-4623
Website
http://harriman.columbia.edu/