Event

Author Visit - Robert D. Gaines presents "Heidelberg of the Norfolk 17"

February 2 2023

5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Slover Library, Room 650 235 East Plume St, Norfolk, VA

Join us for a book talk with Author Robert D. Gaines on his latest book, “Heidelberg of the Norfolk 17,” as told by Andrew Heidelberg.

About this Event

The Slover Library Foundation presents a Black History Month event with Author Robert D. Gaines. Join us on Thursday, February 2, from 5:30-7:30 PM in Room 650 for a book talk and signing.

Gaines will discuss his latest book, “Heidelberg of the Norfolk 17,” as told by Andrew Heidelberg, which recounts the experience of Heidelberg, one of the first Black students to integrate Norview High School in 1959. Despite heavy backlash, Heidelberg joined the Norview football team his senior year and is said to have been the first Black student to play varsity football at an all-white public school in the South.

The event is free and open to the public. Guests will enjoy a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

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