This February, as the country recognizes Black History Month, USC Athletics is celebrating and documenting its proud African-American heritage with a special website, uscbhm.com, about iconic Trojans who serve as role models for the university and the African-American community.
A feature story will be added to the site each day during the month. A special Twitter hashtag, #USCBHM, is also being used.
The series begins with a feature about legendary Trojan running back Sam Cunningham, who played a pivotal role in the 1970 USC-Alabama game. That famed matchup — in which the all-white Crimson Tide team hosted a Trojan squad that included a host of African-American players and was the first fully integrated team to play in the state of Alabama, changed everything about SEC football.