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"Breaking Through the Lines: The Marion Motley Story"

With author David Lee Morgan Jr.

2023-10-10 18:30:00 2023-10-10 19:30:00 America/New_York "Breaking Through the Lines: The Marion Motley Story" The author of "LeBron James: The Rise of a Star" will share some of the stories in his new book about one of the first Black players in the NFL. Richmond Heights Branch - Meeting Room A+B (50)

Tuesday, October 10
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-10-10 18:30:00 2023-10-10 19:30:00 America/New_York "Breaking Through the Lines: The Marion Motley Story" The author of "LeBron James: The Rise of a Star" will share some of the stories in his new book about one of the first Black players in the NFL. Richmond Heights Branch - Meeting Room A+B (50)

Richmond Heights Branch

Meeting Room A+B (50)

The author of "LeBron James: The Rise of a Star" will share some of the stories in his new book about one of the first Black players in the NFL.


See all of the author’s upcoming visits on our events calendar.


Marion Motley was recognized as one of the gridiron’s most outstanding players for the Cleveland Browns when he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968 in his hometown of Canton. 

His legacy off the field, as one of four Black players to reintegrate pro football in 1946, helped blaze a path for Black athletes in the highest echelons of professional sports, including baseball’s Jackie Robinson. Yet the life of one of the sport’s greatest and most impactful players remains unknown to most Americans. 

David Lee Morgan Jr. will share some of the stories in his new book, Breaking Through the Lines: The Story of Marion Motley, along with how he became co-producer of the 2022 Regional Emmy award-winning documentary Lines Broken: The Story of Marion Motley, which aired on PBS Western Reserve and was distributed to PBS affiliates nationally by American Public Television. Morgan is also the author of LeBron James: The Rise of a Star, A Ring for the King and The Massillon Tigers: 15 for 15.

Morgan will be available for a Q&A session after his presentation for audience engagement. 

Richmond Heights Branch

[email protected]
Phone: 440.449.2666
Fax: 440.473.3264
Branch manager
Julie Liedtke

Hours
Mon, Jun 24 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Jun 25 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jun 26 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jun 27 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jun 28 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jun 29 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jun 30 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

The Richmond Heights Branch is the only branch in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system co-located with a school. Opened in August 2021, the branch is connected to the Richmond Heights Upper School, but has its own dedicated entrance, allowing the general public to access the branch seven days a week.

This branch is a Student Success Center and Greater Cleveland Food Bank Kids Cafe location.

Upcoming events

Tue, Jun 25, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room A+B (50)
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Wed, Jun 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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