Breaking the Barriers

The ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers
Event detail
Breaking The Barriers: the ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers exhibit describes the origins and history of the American Tennis Association (ATA), established in 1916 to promote the sport of tennis and to help blacks gain access to tournament tennis. Through photos, newspaper accounts and video, this exhibit discusses the many trailblazers in the fight for equality in tennis, most notably Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe.  This exhibit highlights their lives and contributions as well as the lives of other lesser known tennis heroes and local Bay Area tennis stars such as Mark Manning, Raquel Kopps, Don Johnson, Barbara Lewis and others. Co-sponsored by United States Tennis Association, Northern California chapter. Related exhibit: They Were First: African Americans in Sports, Main Library, Skylight Gallery, September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014.


African American Geneology
星期六, 2015年10月10日, 12:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, 電腦培訓中心
Slavery: Ancient Greece and Rome vs. the American South
星期三, 2015年10月14日, 7:00 pm
Merced 分館, Merced 公眾範圍
星期四, 2015年10月15日, 6:30 pm
Main 總圖書館, Hormel 中心



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至 星期日, 2015年11月15日
Main 總圖書館, 非洲裔展覽中心