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Book Talk: A History of African-American Cycling in Boston Feb. 22

The West End Museum is hosting author Lorenz Finison who will give a talk combining material from his first two books, Boston’s Cycling Craze and Boston’s 20th Century Bicycling Renaissance, on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Finison will discuss African-American cycling from tricycling and high wheel racers in the 1880s to the all-black Riverside Cycle club and the West End’s own Kittie Knox in the 1890s to Ned Chandler, a noted Barbadian immigrant racer in the 1910s and 20s at the Revere track, and the cycling commuters of the 1960 and 70s. Their failures and successes are all shown along with historic pictures, news clips, and bicycling music.

Lorenz Finison is a founding member of Cycling Through History and principal of the public health consulting firm SigmaWorks.

Tickets are $10 per person, free for members. Pre-registration is required.

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