Packers Hall Of Fame To Celebrate Black History Month In February



The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in February again will celebrate Black History Month, a program that will see the organization join many others throughout the United States in the annual celebration of the achievements and contributions African-Americans have made in American History.

This marks the second year the Packers Hall of Fame will offer the program. "We're excited to once again celebrate Black History Month at the Hall of Fame," said Krissy Zegers, Packers Hall of Fame and Stadium Tours manager. "African-American players and coaches have contributed greatly to the Packers throughout the years, and we're honored to be able to recognize their many achievements."

Visitors to the Hall of Fame will be given a booklet that will serve as their guide while touring the facility. It will provide a history of African-American players in professional football as a whole, as well as provide information on many notable African-American Packers players and coaches, including Bob Mann (1950-54), the first African-American player ever to see action in a Packers' regular-season game.

Green and gold ribbons will be placed throughout the Hall's exhibits to recognize the many African-American players, especially those who have been enshrined as members of the Packers Hall of Fame.

In addition to the booklet and highlighted exhibits, a panel discussion featuring Packers players Colin Cole and Rob Davis, coaches Carl Hairston and Ty Knott, and staff members Tim Terry and Brandon Johnson will be held Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame. Topics will include the contributions of African-Americans to the game of football as a whole, as well as to the success of the Packers.

Admission to the Packers Hall of Fame will be free after 6 p.m. for the discussion.

*The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is open on non-game days from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours may vary on game days and holidays. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62 and older), $5 for children 6-11, and children 5 and under are free. Group pricing is available for schools and other groups; for more information, contact the Hall of Fame at 920/569-7512. Information also is available online at

For fans desiring to visit the Hall and take a Stadium Tour, combination pricing for an adult is $19, a savings of $2. Combination pricing is available only where Stadium Tours are sold.*

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