Wheelchair Athletes Embark for Africa, 1962 | University of Illinois Archives

Title:
Wheelchair Athletes Embark for Africa, 1962
Date:
1962
Description:

In 1962, 13 graduates from the University of Illinois were selected, along with four other wheelchair athletes, to tour the Republic of South Africa and Northern and Southern Rhodesia. The month-long tour of 33 cities and towns featured daily athletic exhibitions in a number of wheelchair sports including football, basketball, track and field, archery, and swimming.

In addition to daily athletic exhibitions, the participants toured gold mines, diamond works, vineyards, and an ostrich farm. They also attended a concert in limestone cave renown for its acoustics and a performance by Zulu War Dancers.

Found in RS: 16/6/11, Box 1, African Tour, 1962

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Image measures 17.9 cm W�  X 12.6 cm H

ID:
0004065
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University of Illinois Archives
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Publisher:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contributor:
Rehabilitation Education Services Division
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