LAUNCHED: The Life of Olympian Herb Douglas

May 30, 2019 - May 30, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Douglas, a Pittsburgh native and University of Pittsburgh alumnus, won a bronze medal in the long jump at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. He later became one of the first African American vice presidents of a major U.S. corporation.

At this celebratory program, Douglas will be joined on stage by friends and representatives of various chapters of his life, including football Hall of Famer Franco Harris.

Following the program, Herb Douglas and author Anne Madarasz will sign copies of the newly released book, which will be available for sale.


Admission to this program is free and open to the public, but does not include admission to the full History Center.

Pre-registration is requested (though not required) via the link below. You may also pre-purchase a signed  copy of the book as part of your registration and avoid the line the night of the program.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

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