Author and journalist Evin Demirel brings attention to Arkansas' rich African-American sports heritage with his new anthology titled African-American Athletes in Arkansas. His collection of stories features Fayetteville's "Black Razorbacks" of the 1930s, Muhammad Ali's week-long 1969 tour through the state, and other award-winning articles from Slate, Arkansas Life, North Little Rock Times, and many more.
Demirel is a former Latin teacher and award-winning feature writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and has written for the likes of the New York Times, Daily Beast, SLAM magazine, and Arkansas Money & Politics. He is a Little Rock native who graduated from Little Rock Central High School and the University of Arkansas.
Of this book, Razorback legend Ronnie Brewer says, "It will speak to athletes, coaches and history lovers across the state and region . . . But its reach should be wider--it's national history as well."
The event is free but an RSVP is requested. CLICK HERE to RSVP.
We will be serving wine and cheese for this event, and Demirel will be available for a book signing following his talk. His books are for sale in our museum store.