November 6, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
1st Place Sports - Baymeadows
3931 Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
“A Running History Class”
Part 1: African American Long Distance Running History Timeline (1880 – 1979)
Part 2: Civil Rights History & New York Pioneer Club (1936 – 1976)Presenter:
Gary Corbitt (a long-term JTC Running member)
Archivist: Theodore Corbitt Institute for Running History Research
Historian: National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA)

Bio: Gary Corbitt retired in 2011 as Research Director, WJXT-TV/ Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. after a 38-year media research career.  He currently is Archivist for the soon to be started Theodore Corbitt Institute for Running History Research and is Historian for the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA).  In 2019 he was inducted into the National Black Distance Running Hall of Fame for his work in preserving long distance running history.

Gary Corbitt’s broadcast research career started in New York City at the ABC Television Network where he was a Senior Research Analyst. Gary represented the Washington Post television station group Post-Newsweek Stations as a Board Member of the Media Rating Council (MRC), the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF), and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Committee on Local Television Audience Measurement (COLTAM). Gary’s proudest media research accomplishment is his years of providing research internship opportunities and mentoring college students.  He taught at Telecommunications Research at the University of Florida for two semesters.

Gary is a 1973 graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He and his wife Debra are both native New Yorkers.

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