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Breaking the Barriers

9/28/13 - 1/05/2014

Biblioteca Central

Galería Skylight: Exposición - 6ª Planta

100 Larkin St.

Breaking The Barriers: the ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers exhibit describes the origins and history of the American Tennis Association (ATA), established in 1916 to promote the sport of tennis and to help blacks gain access to tournament tennis. Through photos, newspaper accounts and video, this exhibit discusses the many trailblazers in the fight for equality in tennis, most notably Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe.  This exhibit highlights their lives and contributions as well as the lives of other lesser known tennis heroes and local Bay Area tennis stars such as Mark Manning, Raquel Kopps, Don Johnso, Barbara Lewis and others. Co-sponsored by United States Tennis Association, Northern California chapter. Related exhibit: They Were First: African Americans in Sports, Main Library, Skylight Gallery, September 28, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Próximos Eventos

African American Shakespeare
Lunes 22 de Mayo de 2017, 10:00 am
Biblioteca Central, Auditorio Koret
Bay Area authors speak out
Domingo 4 de Junio de 2017, 2:00 pm
Biblioteca Central, Auditorio Koret
Black LGBT Historical Society
Sábado 17 de Junio de 2017, 1:00 pm
Biblioteca Central, Auditorio Koret

Exposiciones Actuales

Envisioning the Classics with Color
Hasta Jueves 25 de Mayo de 2017
Biblioteca Central, Centro de Arte, Música, Ocio
Barack Obama: A Legacy of Hope
Hasta Jueves 1 de Junio de 2017
Biblioteca Central, Centro Africano Americano