The African American Athlete: The Renaissance Continues.

In honor of Black History Month and the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ 2018 Barbara Jordan National Forum, Texas Athletics, the LBJ School, LBJ Presidential Library, UT's Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement are collaborating to present a special evening event, The African American Athlete: The Renaissance Continues.


The event, which includes a documentary screening of The Renaissance Period of the African American in Sports followed by a panel discussion with the oldest living African-American Olympic medalist Herbert Douglas, Jr., takes place on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 PM CT in the LBJ Auditorium. The documentary tells the story of nine pioneering African American Olympians who shattered records and stereotypes in the 1936 Games in Berlin, paving the way for generations of pioneers.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Lyndon B. Johnson Library (LBJ), Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium
2313 RED RIVER ST , Austin, Texas 78705

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