Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Honors Black History Month

February 13th, 2018

NASHVILLE, TN., – The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame kicked off Black History Month by hosting a reception on Wednesday evening, February  7, 2018,  honoring the history of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame African American Inductees.   Guest speakers represented those who have made a significant impact on society in Tennessee. Guest Inductee’s accomplishments serve the Sports Hall of Fame’s highest ideals by educating youth through sports. These individuals display the virtues of competition, fair play, friendship, solidarity, mutual understanding and respect for human dignity.

The event was emceed by 2014 TSHF Inductee Hope Hines. Guest speakers were Representative Raumesh Akbari, 2018 TSHF Inductee Blaine Bishop, Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry, Senator Thelma Harper and 2016 TSHF Inductee Lester McClain. 

For the month of February, the Hall is highlighting outstanding African American Inductees every day on social media, with a different movie shown in the theater every week honoring this rich history. Including the Condredge Holloway Story, The Color Orange and From the Rough: The Dr. Catana Starks Story.

Photos from the event can be seen at http://tshf.net/past-event-photos/

You can see the clip from News Channel 5 here

See a clip from Local Memphis 24 here.

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