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.

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Book Club
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 am
Main Library, Library for the Blind
Kirk Waller Storyteller
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 am
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room
The Black Rock aka Black Alcatraz
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 pm
Eureka Valley, Eureka Valley General Floor Area

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