Calendar: Goldman Sachs presents Salon Series: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida

Event Description

Franklin Sirmans welcomes Gaspar González for a conversation about his work, including the subject of his documentary film, "A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation." Both speakers share an interest of bringing sports into the museum world. Last year, Gonzalez organized the HistoryMiami Museum exhibition Beyond the Game: Sports and the Evolution of South Florida and Sirmans is currently preparing the exhibition Futbol: the Beautiful Game and its relationship to South Florida for 2018.

Hialeah Park

Courtesy of HistoryMiami. Photo by Jorge González Graupera.

 

Gaspar González is also a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and author. His film credits include the national PBS release "Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami" (2008), the Grantland short doc "Gay Talese's Address Book" (2015), and the forthcoming "A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation." His work as a filmmaker has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Cinematheque. He has written for The Miami Herald, The Texas Observer, and Newsday, among others, and is the author of the Kindle Single bestseller " The Girl in the Photo" (2015). He received his BA from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University.