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October 7, 2004 – January 9, 2005
Museum: American History Museum
Location: 2nd Floor, West Wing, near Star-Spangled Banner
From Althea Gibson's struggle to break the color barrier and excel as a tennis champion, through the "Battle of the Sexes" between tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, to the humanitarian efforts of baseball star Roberto Clemente, sports illustrate many facets of American life. This exhibition celebrates athletes' accomplishments and reveals how they have helped shatter many cultural, political, and even physical barriers.