This powerful exhibit designed in conjunction with ESPN and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights explores aspects of civil and human rights in sports through stories of athletes past and present. Featured are remarkable leaders such as Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Billie Jean King, Venus Williams, and Jesse Owens, as well as current athletes who are overcoming barriers of race, disabilities, gender and sexual orientation.
I remember this so vividly (1968 Olympics) -- it was made out to be a Black Panther protest but was so much more. People didn't want to hear it; this story needs to be told.
My dad played tennis with Arthur Ashe. He was a wonderful man and had a great impact on our family.
So moving. I wish we could tell more of the stories.
Racism, Social Justice, LGBT Freedoms, Gender Equity, Disability
Billie Jean King, Jesse Owens, Tommie Smith, Arthur Ashe, Roberto Clemente, Jessica Mendoza, Jackie Robinson, Jim Valvano, Pat Summitt, Muhammad Ali, Terry Fox, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Venus Williams, and more
Breaking Barriers: Sport for Change was created by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta, GA and sponsored by ESPN. Tony Award-winners George C. Wolfe and David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, both of whom designed the Center for Civil and Human Rights, have led the compelling storytelling and design. Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. Curator of African American Collections from Emory University was the Associate Curator, Researcher and Writer on the project.
The hosting venue will be responsible for the shipping, install and break-down costs of the exhibit, estimated at $20,000.
Please contact Kristie Cain Raymer with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-835-4281.