Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers


On and off the playing field, American athletes have broken records for themselves and social barriers for us all. This exhibition focuses on exceptional athletes and remarkable events. But more importantly, it shows how sportsmen and women have helped shatter cultural and political barriers for all Americans. Portraying athletes from more than a dozen sports, the exhibition also explores issues such the emergence of sports celebrities and superstars, nationalism, perceptions about human physical limitations and handicaps, and technological breakthroughs that enhance athletic performance.  Explore the exhibition online; you'll also find a bibliography, a trivia quiz, a memory game and more. Visit Web site
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