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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

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area
Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area

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Current Exhibits

Celebrating the diverse and beautiful world of Ashley Bryan
Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, March 2, 2017
Main Library, African American Center