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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

Film: "Get Out"
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 5:00 pm
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Resilience
Through Friday, December 29, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
Black Panther Party News Coverage
Through Thursday, November 2, 2017
Main Library, Magazines & Newspapers Center 5th Fl