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Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves, showcases the diversity within the personal histories of several noted Americans: poet, best-selling author, historian and educator Dr. Maya Angelou; award-winning actor, comedian and director Billy Crystal; multiple Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana; and National League MVP and former Manager of the four-time World Series Champions, the New York Yankees, Joe Torre. Their individual, distinctive, and illuminating journeys examine the stories, lives and dreams of those family members that inspired them.
Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves also includes the participation of other outstanding American sports and literary figures including NBA athlete and Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; award-winning author, poet, and screenwriter Sherman Alexie; figure skating champion Michelle Kwan; noted journalist, talk show host and author Cristina Saralegui; and NFL Player of the Year and Super Bowl champion quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Young. The exhibition ultimately celebrates the shared experiences common to being part of an American family and encourages visitors to seek out their own histories, mentors and heroes.
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