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They Were First: African Americans in Sports

9/28/13 - 1/05/2014

Main Library

Skylight Gallery - 6th Floor

100 Larkin St.

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

Asheba
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:00 am
Bayview, Bayview Meeting Room
Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @100
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 2:30 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
CANCELLED: Greil Marcus: Racism in the Age of Obama
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 3:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Current Exhibits

Black Brothers Esteem: Then and Now
Through Thursday, August 25, 2016
Main Library, African American Center