Judy Bell, USGA President 1996, 1997
November 1999, The Epochs Indoor Traveling Exhibition
debuted in Washington, DC.
Within the next year, Epochs had several showings
in Washington, DC including Langston Golf Course
and One Judiciary Square office building.
This one-of-a-kind exhibition was credited for being the first
African American Golf History multimedia traveling exhibition.
Photo left: Visitor viewing The Epochs exhibition in the lobby of
One Judiciary Square building which at that time housed
the Office of the Mayor. "c.,1999."
The Epochs has two major African American Golf History
The Epochs Traveling Indoor Exhibition
and, The Epochs Tour.
These historic projects are based on the extensive research and collection by author/CEO Ramona Harriet.
The collection includes a wide-range inventory of memorabilia, publications, images and more...
all testifying to the contributions African Americans have made
to the game of golf, which Harriet chronicles in her book
"A Missing Link In History".
For more than two decades, Harriet has traveled throughout
the United States talking, telling, and teaching
about African American golf history.
Photo right: Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History,
As interests and requests continue to increase, we realize that a
cross-country mobile tour museum is the only way to achieve our enduring goals to broaden our audience and become more accessible to communities across the contiguous United States.
The Epochs Tour: Celebrating African American Golf History,
is hitting the road!
Facts, documents and data that illustrate and tell how African Americans affected the course of history not only in golf, but in American history.
Enhance interest and awareness to learn, understand and recognize the importance of a cultural sports’ history that spans over 125 years.
Become a long-term resource of knowledge; and encourage visitors to create emotional and memorable connections to this rich history.
Photo right: Exhibition showing at Belleview, Florida Public Library.