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Posted on: February 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Greenburgh library (2/15)-meet the first American to play pro basketball behind the Iron Curtain

Feb 15th- an interesting lecture sponsored by the Greenburgh Public Library
Kent Washington is a legendary figure in Poland--the first African American and American to play pro basketball behind the Iron Curtain

The Greenburgh Library will be sponsoring an interesting program on Wed February 15 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The speaker: Kent Washington, the first African American --  the first American- to play pro basketball behind the Iron Curtain.  Kent was so popoular in the then Communist Poland that soldiers assigned to crack down on public gatherings as part of a national martial law decree would abandon their tanks to seek his autograph. Kent discusses his memoir----he is a legendary figure in Poland.

I interviewed Kent  on my WVOX radio show recently (link below). The link to the  Greenburgh Library description of the program tomorrow evening is also below.

The Greenburgh Library sponsors some amazing lectures, concerts and programs year round. Check their website frequently! You won't be disappointed.  A fitting program during Black History month.

Please find the link here -


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