Keeneland Library Lecture Series presents The Prince of Jockeys: The life of Isaac Burns Murphy
Pellom McDaniels III will present his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy. A member of the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, McDaniels used many resources at the Keeneland Library in his exhaustive research about the famous African-American jockey. Murphy, who was from Central Kentucky, won three runnings of the Kentucky Derby in the late 1800s. He is buried at the Kentucky Horse Park. A reception and book-signing with McDaniels follow the presentation.
Date: Wednesday, April 29
Location: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street