WCVB Anchor to Speak at Main Library Virtual Program


Ted Reinstein Lecture Graphic

WCVB anchor and author, Ted Reinstein, will speak about his latest book, Before Brooklyn: The Unsung Heroes Who Helped Break Baseball Color Barrier, on Monday, September 13, from 6:30-8p.m.  The book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blackthroughout the country. The book highlights the era when integrated teams were not unusual in baseball,and traces a path to a period when the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm and inspired new calls for integration. This is a virtual event. Registration is required.

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for Chronicle, WCVB-TV/Boston’s award-winning—and America’s longest-running, locally-produced— nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he has been a contributor to the station’s political roundtable show and sits on WCVB’s editorial board. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook (Globe, 2013) and Wicked Pissed (Globe, 2016).