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Author of Doby bio to present talk at Mills Courthouse on Sunday
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Dr. Joseph Thomas Moore, author of Pride Against Prejudice, which was updated and published in 2012 as Larry Doby: The Struggle of the American League’s First Black Player, will present a program on the life of the Camden native on Sunday, July 8 at 3 p.m. inside the Robert Mills Courthouse in Camden. The first edition of the Doby biography won the Carter G. Woodson Award for Excellence and has been named as one of the 10 best sports biographies ever written. Pride and Prejudice became the basis of a 90-minute film of the same title which has been a favorite on Showtime since 2007.Copies of the new book and a book signing will follow the program.Sunday’s program is one of several events centered around the life of the 1998 inductee in the Baseball Hall of Fame.An exhibit of Doby’s life and career is currently on display at the Camden Archives and Museum and will run through Dec. 31.