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Exhibit Viewing: Rafer Johnson. His Life. His Impact

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LA84 Foundation

2141 West Adams Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90018

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Olympic decathlon gold medalist and living legend, Rafer Johnson, is the subject of a new exhibit at the LA84 Foundation Library. Entitled Rafer Johnson. His Life. His Impact., the exhibit is curated in collaboration with Rafer himself and the entire Johnson family.

On display through December 2019, the exhibit is the first-ever to explore the totality of Rafer Johnson’s life – one of humility, loyalty, service, and achievement – including chronicling the development and success of his athletic endeavors.

Items on display will include Johnson’s 1955 Pan American Games jersey and competitor number, 1958 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year trophy, bronze shoes from 1960 Olympic Games decathlon, the 1960 US Olympic Team travel bag, 1994 Theodore Roosevelt Award, 2016 UCLA Medal, 1984 Fair Play Award from the Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley, the 1987 US Constitution “Spirit of America” Award, letters written to Rafer Johnson by notable figures such as Vice President Hubert Humphrey, Eunice Shriver, Coach Elvin “Ducky” Drake, and much more.

The exhibit will be open based on timed tickets for select days in June, July and August and by appointment otherwise.

When registering, please select the date and time for when you would like to visit.

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