Events

“More Than Just A Game” at the Ames Public Library

Join the AAMI at the Ames Public Library for More Than Just A Game, A Smithsonian Hometown Teams Exhibit Speaker Series. Iowa’s athletes have long impacted their teams, communities and sports they played, but African Americans did so while facing off against more than just the opposing team. They fought for the right to equal treatment on and off the field. Highlighting people such as Iowan and Olympian Thomas Hill, Drake University athlete Johnny Bright and his effect on the football helmet, and members of the Buxton Wonders, Iowa’s Negro Leagues team. This program is perfect for everyone.

Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm, Ames Public Library

Free and open to the public, this is part of the African American Museum of Iowa’s Education Programs.