"Hobby Historian" Pete Kessel, born and raised in Elizabeth, will discuss the experiences of the 761st Tank Battalion battling racism at home and the Nazis in World War II. The 761st was the first all-Black armored unit to fight in a war involving the United States. Notably, pioneering baseball great Jackie Robinson served as an officer of the unit. Mr. Kessel will discuss his research and special relationship with former members of the 761st and their descendants. Free to all. Light refreshments provided.
Location: Elizabeth Public Library – Main Branch – 11 South Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07202.
Audience: All ages
Special instructions: Presentation takes place in the Auditorium on the 4th floor. Wheelchair accessible. Free and secured parking lot.