IF YOU MISSED MR. SIMON ROBERTS CHECK THIS OUT!
Thursday night at the Davenport Public Library - Main Street, Mr. Simon Roberts impressed the crowd with his humor and told about what it was like to be the first African American to claim a national collegiate wrestling title. Roberts won the 147-pound title at the NCAA championship for the University of Iowa in March 1957.
Be sure to visit the exhibit that was unveiled at the event, which showcases the history of African American milestones in collegiate sports in Iowa. The exhibit will be displayed through Saturday, June 13 at the Main Street Library (321 Main Street).
Watch a little of his presentation from last night’s event!
IOWA AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS EXHIBIT TO BE UNVEILED THURSDAY, MAY 28!
The African American Museum of Iowa will unveil the Iowa African Americans in Sports Exhibit on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 P.M. at the Davenport Public Library - Main Street Library (3000N. Main Street).
The exhibit will showcase the history of African American milestones in collegiate sports in Iowa and will be displayed at the Main Street Library through June 13. Along with the unveiling of the exhibit, University of Iowa alum, Simon Roberts, will answer questions regarding his career as being the first African American to claim a national collegiate wrestling title. In March 1957, Roberts won the 147-pound title at the NCAA championship held at the University of Pittsburgh.
For more information please contact the Davenport Public Library at (563) 326-7832.
LIBRARY CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAY!
The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day! The Main Street Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. and the Fairmount Stree Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 26 at 12:00 p.m.
REMEMBER, THE DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY IS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY/7 DAYS A WEEK ONLINE AT WWW.DAVENPORTLIBRARY.COM!
The Davenport Public Library employees wish you and your family a safe holiday weekend!