They Were First: African Americans in Sports

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This exhibition pays homage to great leaders of the past such as Fritz Pollard, the first African American to head coach for  an NFL team, Oliver Lewis, the first African American winner of the Kentucky Derby, Vonetta Flowers, the first African American to win a medal in any winter Olympics game and many others.   In visuals and text, the story of African American sports unfolds.  Related exhibit: Breaking the Barriers: The ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers, Main Library, Skylight Gallery, September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Upcoming Events

Natalie Baszile Book Talk and Discussion
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:00 pm
Bayview, Bayview Meeting Room
African American Geneology
Saturday, October 10, 2015, 12:00 pm
Main Library, Computer Training Ctr. 5th Floor
Slavery: Ancient Greece and Rome vs. the American South
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
Merced, Merced General Floor Area

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Internal Reflections
Through Sunday, November 15, 2015
Main Library, African American Center
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