MY HERO Celebrates Black History Month. Get inspired by African American Heroes in Sports.
African American history began in the immoral practice of slavery. It could be said that Sports has played a special role in African American history in the following era of segregation to integration, because it was often one of the first areas where integration between African Americans and whites took place. The great contributions of African American Sports heroes continues to be a source of inspiration and a lens through which to see the fight for justice play out in United States history.
High School Students Share Stories of Their African American Sports Heroes in History
Arthur Ashe broke racial barriers as a leading tennis player.
Professional Writer Charles F. Harper Talks About His Sports Hero
This wonderful exhibition on the special role of Sports in African American History comes from the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The NMAAHC is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
Organizer created on 1/27/2019 8:44:26 PM by MY HERO Staff
Last edited 2/14/2021 11:30:54 PM by Shannon Luders-Manuel