Iowa’s athletes have long impacted their teams, communities, and the sports they played.

African American athletes 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.

A presentation called "More Than Just A Game" will highlight 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 League baseball team.

The free event will be held at noon Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. Food and beverages will be provided from Sugapeach Chicken & Fish Fry.

This event is perfect for sports enthusiasts, history buffs, and the general public.

For a full list of Black History Month events from the City, visit our website. 

Date of publication

Friday, February 07, 2020