Boxing historian Mitch Levin uses film to make the case for Sam Langford, the Black Canadian known as the "the pocket battleship," and notes the connection to the Niles lightweight, Jack Sharkey.
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Adult Program - History & Genealogy
Lecturer and author Steve Szabados reviews tools and methods to save and organize ones findings. Steve is the author of Polish Genealogy: Four Steps to Success and Write Your Family History: Easy Steps to Organize, Save and Share. Steve will also take questions from patrons who may have reached a dead end.
Renowned transportation expert and DePaul Professor, Dr. Joseph Schwieterman, presents an illustrated lecture based on his latest book, a survey of the citys airports, bus depots, train stations, and steamship landings since 1939.
Dr. Diane Dillon presents a slide-lecture, drawing upon the recent Newberry Library exhibitions Chicago, Europe, and the Great War and American Women Rebuilding France, 1917 - 1924.
Viet Nam veteran and author, Tom Pozdol presents an illustrated lecture based on the battle and his experiences with Charlie Company, 3/21, 196th Light Infantry Brigade.
Author Kathryn Atwood returns to present a slide lecture, drawing upon her recent book profiling "16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics."
Patrons have an oportunity to research their family trees using the library's Ancestry Library edition database and other online resources.
Author Jennifer Holik discusses researching military records of soldiers in World War I and II.
After a short review of updates to Ancestry® Library Edition, patrons will have ample opportunity to continue their own search for ancestors using the library's resources.