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American Experience Viewing Party in Lancaster

Written by Joe Ulrich, Arts & Culture Desk and witf Host | Oct 16, 2009 1:24 PM

 

 The event featured a showing of an American Experience episode, American Experience presents Roberto Clemente and a discussion, led by Paul Doutrich, a Professor of History at York College of Pennsylvania, on the content of the film.  Roberto Clemente explores the life and career of the Puerto Rican born baseball player and committed humanitarian who challenged racial discrimination to become baseball’s first Latino superstar.  His career shed light on the societal issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change. “With all the negative attention being paid to baseball these days, it’s important to look back at the kind of impact a true sports hero can have on our nation,” says American Experience executive producer Mark Samels. “Roberto Clemente was much more than an athlete—he channeled that fame into a larger mission of helping people, broke racial barriers, and continues to inspire today.”

 

To view a clip from Roberto Clemente or to explore the many other features that accompany the film, click here.

 

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This event is one of many in the Central Pennsylvania region centered on an episode of American Experience and we want to hear from you. If you attended the event and would like to share your experience or are interested in future events revolving around American Experience, please post your comments. We look forward to your engaging and thoughtful discussions.

 

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