Monday, August 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Ohio Wesleyan’s 2019-2020 Sagan National Colloquium kicks off with a screening and discussion of the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures film “42,” in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The film stars Harrison Ford as 1904 Ohio Wesleyan alumnus Branch Rickey and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, and recounts their historic collaboration, which ended racial segregation in Major League Baseball and helped set the stage for the U.S. Civil Rights movement. Following the screening, Rickey’s grandson, Branch B. Rickey, a 1967 OWU graduate and president of Minor League Baseball’s Pacific Coast League, will discuss his grandfather’s legacy. Admission is free.
About the Sagan National Colloquium: Now in its 35th year, the Sagan National Colloquium seeks annually to address in-depth an issue of national or global importance. The colloquium is funded by an endowment from 1948 OWU alumni Margaret Pickett Sagan and John Sagan, both deceased. Past colloquium speakers have included social activist Gloria Steinem, authors Barbara Ehrenreich and Kurt Vonnegut, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams, and former President Gerald Ford. Learn more at www.owu.edu/snc.« Back to Calendar