Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports

Now through Jan. 13, 2019

LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
United States

Event Description:

The LBJ Presidential Library presents Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports, on exibit open to the public now through January 13, 2019.

Get in the Game: examines the intersection of social justice and sports in the United States. The exhibition celebrates athletes who have broken barriers and spoken out against inequality, both on and off the playing field. Beginning at the turn of the nineteenth century and continuing through the current day, Get in the Game encourages visitors to think about sports as part of an ongoing national conversation and as a vehicle for social change.

Exhibition highlights:

  • Stephen Curry, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and LeBron James autographed jerseys
  • Colin Kaepernick and Colt McCoy autographed football
  • Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad’s hijab, mask, and jacket
  • Nike Air Jordan Sneakers from 1985-2000
  • Venus and Serena Williams' 2008 Olympic uniforms
  • Muhammad Ali autographed boxing gloves
  • Billie Jean King's tennis dress
  • Jackie Robinson's game-worn pants and autographed baseball
  • Jim Brown's shoulder pads and autographed football
  • Jesse Owens' diary from the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
  • Lee Trevino’s glove and hat
  • Negro League baseball jerseys and cleats
  • Black Fives Era basketball artifacts
  • All-American Girls Professional Baseball League artifacts
  • And lots more!