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USC Athletics marks Black History Month with moving stories

Website celebrates iconic Trojans who serve as role models for the university and the African-American community

Sam Cunningham
Sam Cunningham today, and during his playing days. (USC photos)

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.

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