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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

Hands on History:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, San Francisco History Center
PBS Documentary Screening: Prince Among Slaves
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6:30 pm
Ocean View, Ocean View Meeting Room
Asheba: Musical Storyteller
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 10:30 am
Marina, Marina Childrens' Area

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Upcoming Classes

Crayon Batik Workshop by GoGo Craft
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 pm
Marina, Marina Childrens' Area

Current Exhibits

I AM SAN FRANCISCO
Through Thursday, March 10, 2016
Main Library, African American Center
Black Environmental Champions
Through Thursday, April 28, 2016
Main Library, Environmental Center
Celebrating Black History
Through Monday, February 29, 2016
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space