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A Most Beautiful Thing: True Story 1st All Black High School Rowing Team
August 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arshay Cooper is a rower, Benjamin Franklin award-winning author, the protagonist of the critically acclaimed film “A Most Beautiful Thing,” based on his book of the same title: a Golden Oar recipient for his contributions to the sport of rowing, motivational speaker, and activist, particularly around and issues of accessibility for low-income families. Arshay’s moving true story is about a group of young men growing up on Chicago’s West side who formed the first all African American school rowing team in the nation and who, in doing so, transformed not only a sport but their lives.