Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing
Gleason's Gym is the last remaining institution of New York's golden age of boxing. Jake LaMotta, Muhammad Ali, Hector Camacho, Mike Tyson— the alumni of Gleason’s are a roster of boxing greats.
Founded in the Bronx in 1937, Gleason's moved in the mid-1980s to what has since become one of New York's wealthiest residential areas--Brooklyn's DUMBO. Gleason’s has also transformed since its inception, now opening it’s doors to new members, particularly women and white-collar men.
Come Out Swinging: The Changing World of Boxing in Gleason's Gym is Lucia Trimbur’s nuanced insider's account of a place that was once the domain of working-class men of color but is now shared by rich and poor, male and female, black and white, and young and old.
November 13th, 6:30-8:30pm,
Brooklyn Historical Society, Othmer Library (2nd floor)
Free for Brooklyn Historical Society and Greenwood Cemetery Members
$5 for non-members
Lucia Trimbur serves as an Advisor to Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations.
Read her full bio here.