Arthur Wharton, the first black professional footballer, is featured in the exhibition.
The rich history of black players in British football is documented in Kick It Out's Pioneers, Past Masters and Future Challenges exhibition.
This visually stunning exhibition celebrates the achievements of pioneering sporting heroes setting their achievements against the sporting and historical backdrops.
Issues such as racism and under-representation in areas such as management and coaching and the need for more professional Asian players are explored.
Black footballers currently account for more than 25 per cent of professional players in the English football leagues and are familiar fixtures on the pitch.
From Wharton to the modern era
When the first black player in English football, Arthur Wharton, joined Preston North End as a goalkeeper in the 1880's, he faced many challenges. Though Wharton was talented and rumoured to be a good enough goalkeeper to play for England, he was never considered for the role, due in part to the racial prejudices of the time.
It took 90 years before a black football player represented England. Nottingham Forest defender Viv Anderson, played on 29th November 1978, against Czechoslovakia at Wembley Stadium.
The exhibition charts and celebrates the progression and achievements of black and Asian players in the game while exploring issues of equality and diversity facing the game today.
Size and suitability
The exhibition consists of 12 panels, each sized A2 (42cm x 59.4cm), and is suitable as an educational tool for libraries, schools, community and youth groups and workplace spaces.
HOW TO ORDER
Each exhibition costs £50 (inclusive of postage) and can be with you within a few days of your order.
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Send either to - Kick It Out, PO Box 29544, London, EC2A 4WR. Please make cheques payable to KICK IT OUT and include contact details, in case a problem arises with the order.
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From outside of the UK
Orders from outside the UK can be taken. Please note that there is an additional charge of £10 for post & packing.
To download a .pdf postcard with further information on the exhibition click here