Penn State All-Sports Museum announces Black History Month events

The Penn State All-Sports Museum has announced three events being held as part of Black History Month.

-- Rohan Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career, he went on to wrestle at Penn State. Rohan has lived his whole life motivating people by his actions, he is now motivating the youth of America by his words. The museum will share Rohan's life story of adversity, dedication and living life with purpose at noon on Feb. 22.

-- The film "Glory Road" is the inspiring story of the Texas Western basketball team. Coach Don Haskins came to the school in 1966 and started recruiting black players for a formerly all white team. He took the country’s first all African-American starting lineup all the way to become NCAA champions. The film will be screened at 1 p.m. on Feb. 24, 25 and 26. Refreshments will be served.

-- Diversity in Aquatics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to decreasing the rate of drowning worldwide by helping to create, promote and support programs aimed at increasing diversity within the aquatic community and curbing drowning disparities. The organization connects individuals and groups through its website, www.diversityinaquatics.com. Members of Diversity in Aquatics include Olympians, coaches, U.S. legislators, CEOs, and educators worldwide. Come to the museum at noon on Feb. 29 to hear founders Shaun Anderson and Jayson Jackson share the story of the founding Diversity in Aquatics.

 

Last Updated February 09, 2012