2017-05-11 / About Town

Salve urban historian to give lecture Friday

A Salve Regina professor will discuss his new book about race relations at 6 p.m. May 12 at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St.

Timothy Neary is director of the Urban History Association and the author of “Crossing Parish Boundaries.” Set across four decades beginning in 1914, the book chronicles Bishop Bernard Sheil’s founding of the Catholic Youth Organization. The endeavor, which attracted thousands of children from Chicago’s racially segregated neighborhoods, allowed them to play sports together.

Admission is $10, but students receive a $5 discount. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

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