Production Credits

Sports Information Director: Brian Beyrer / Editing: Little Onion Design / Contributing Coordinator: Asia Po

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A Nation’s Hope

June 2nd, 1938 Yankee Stadium

 

This is the true story of the boxing match between African American Joe Lewis and the German Max Schmeling for the heavy weight championship of the world.

 

It is a story of when America put aside its prejudices and fought for a common ideal against the Nazis.

 


Text copyright © Matt de la Peña, 2011
Illustrations copyright © Kadir Nelson, 2011
Used with permission of Penguin Random House LLC

  • Written by Matt de la Peña
  • Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
  • Published by Penguin Random House LLC
  • Narrated by Rick Pitino
  • Running Time 00:07:13
  • Date of Filming October 2020
  • Written by Matt de la Peña
  • Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
  • Published by Penguin Random House LLC
  • Narrated by Rick Pitino
  • Running Time 00:07:13
  • Narrator Rick Pitino
  • Position Head Coach
  • Team Iona Gaels - Iona College
  • Hometown New York, NY
  • Birthdate September 18, 1952
  • Height 6' 0"
  • Favorite Book When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss
  • Favorite Basketball Player Michael Jordan
  • Bio Link