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Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018

More Than Just a Game, Discrimination in Sports in Iowa

Oct 09, 2018

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ames Public Library

Free

Student Activities Center Arts, performances Athletics Diversity Special events

Iowa's athletes have long impacted their teams, communities and sports they played, but African Americans did so while facing off against more than just the opposing team. They fought for the right to equal treatment on and off the field. Highlighting people such as Iowan and Olympian Thomas Hill, Drake University athlete Johnny Bright and his effect on the football helmet, and members of the Buxton Wonders, Iowa's Negro Leagues team.