Meet Billy Mills (Oglala Lakota), 1964 U.S. Olympic track-and-field gold medalist, who achieved one of the world’s most notable sports upsets that year by winning the 10,000-meter race. He remains the only American ever to win this event. Mills’ visit celebrates the public opening of the exhibit, Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art.
Mills will speak and greet visitors. Following his appearance, the 1983 film Running Brave (106 min., rated PG), the story of Mills’ rise to Olympic gold from his roots as an unknown, will be shown at approximately 12:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.
Come early and hear Mills being interviewed live from our Pritzlaff Courtyard, just west of the museum entrance, at 10:45 a.m. by Shawn Crespin and Mike Grose of NBC Sports Radio KDUS (1060 AM). Crespin and Grose will be broadcasting live from 10 am. to 1 p.m. The number to call in to the show is 602.260.1060.