'Hometowns Teams' Coming To Brevard – Brevard NC


Last updated 8/17/2015 at 11:08am

Althea Gibson shattered racial barriers in both tennis and golf. She won both the U.S. Open and Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958. Later, in 1964, she became the first African American to join the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, NYWT&S Collection, LC-USZ62-115789)

Every day in America an athlete takes the playing field, a coach plans, a proud parent cheers and a fan wears her team colors. Why do sports have such a powerful hold on us, shaping our lives and communities? Our love of sports begins in the hometown, from gyms and sand lots, to courts and mountainsides. Millions of Americans play sports.

The Transylvania County Library is pleased to be one of six sites in North Carolina to host the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, "Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America." The exhibit features images, videos, objects and personal reflect...

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