Join Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library for an online talk and discussion with The Jack Leslie Campaign about Leslie’s fascinating story.
Jack was an outstanding player who joined Plymouth Argyle from Barking in 1921 and scored 137 goals in a long and illustrious career which ended in 1934. Leslie was picked for the England national team to face Ireland in 1925 and was told by his manager that he’d been called up. But after this selection, his name mysteriously disappeared from the team sheet, seemingly because of the colour of his skin. Jack Lesley was an incredible player for his club, and his is also a story of great national and historical significance.
This event is part 'Never Mind The Danger: A series of Shared Reading' sessions and online talks celebrating the lives and achievements of Black Footballers as part of Norfolk Black History Month. Mondays 7-8pm throughout October.
To book a place online via Eventbrite or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zoom invitation will be sent out via email before the event.