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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

Bay Area authors speak out
Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Black LGBT Historical Society
Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Oscar-Winning Movie "Moonlight"
Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 12:00 pm
Ocean View, Ocean View Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Barack Obama: A Legacy of Hope
Through Thursday, June 1, 2017
Main Library, African American Center