Discover America's history, told through sports
Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers portrays athletes, focusing on their participation in significant events and the social contexts that influenced them. On and off the playing field, these undaunted individuals broke records for themselves and broke barriers for us all. They are the inspiration for future generations who will challenge the barriers that remain.

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See this exhibition as it tours museums nationwide.

Like to know more? Explore information about books, and films that feature athletes in the exhibition. And find kid friendly books that are perfect for teachers and parents.

Think you know your sports history? Test yourself with a memory game and sports trivia.


Continue to experience this exhibit through the purchase of Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers by Ellen Roney Hughes.
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