TSU Memorabilia To Be Featured In Smithsonian Museum

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jun 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:39:33-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The world will soon get a lesson in the rich history of athletics at Tennessee State University.

Curators from the Smithsonian were in Nashville Tuesday looking over memorabilia to include in the institution's new Museum of African American History.

From Olympic Gold Medalist Wilma Rudolph to legendary track and field Coach Ed Temple, the school has played a large part in sports history, and it's all well documented by the university.

This will be a great opportunity for TSU to showcase its legacy.

“You can't buy better publicity than this. We're extremely excited because this will give an opportunity for people to learn about the history of Tennessee State University on a national and international level,” said Kelli Sharpe with TSU. 

The new Smithsonian museum is expected to open in summer 2016.