San Francisco Public Library

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

AfroSolo Artists Talk
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Letters to Prisoners Workshop
Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Chinese Center
Celebration of The Complete Works of Pat Parker
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 1:00 pm
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center

Current Exhibits

Black Matters Exhibit
Through Thursday, December 15, 2016
Main Library, African American Center