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IOWA AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS EXHIBIT TO BE UNVEILED THURSDAY, MAY 28!

IOWA AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS EXHIBIT TO BE UNVEILED THURSDAY, MAY 28!

May 27, 2009 3:52 pm0 comments

simon-roberts1The 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). 

africanamerican-museum-mapThe 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.

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