BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is offering a special learning opportunity to high schools during Black History Month in February.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Offers Special Program for High School StudentsINDIANAPOLIS – This February, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, is offering a unique opportunity to high school students across the country. As a part of Black History Month and their ongoing educational programming, the Hall of Fame is hosting a seminar featuring former NFL players Ken Houston and Doug Williams to discuss their football careers and the trials they faced throughout their lives.

The seminar will take place at the Hall of Fame on February 12 and 13, with two sessions each day. While several students will have the opportunity to participate in the program at the Hall of Fame, there is also an opportunity for high schools to tune in via videoconferencing technology. Although it typically costs $35 to establish a videoconferencing line, the Hall of Fame is waiving that fee for any Indiana high school that signs up for the seminar through the Indianapolis Colts.

If your high school has the technology to connect to this seminar through videoconferencing and is interested in taking part in this Black History Month program, please e-mail the Colts Community Relations Department at community.relations@colts.nfl.net. For more information about the Black History Month seminar and all of the Hall of Fame educational opportunities, click here.

About the Pro Football Hall of Fame
In 2008, the Pro Football Hall of Fame celebrates its forty-five years of excellence in honoring the legends and preserving the history of professional football. Throughout the 45th anniversary year, the Hall of Fame will conduct special events celebrating its storied past while promoting the organization's exciting future.

Since opening in 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has grown in both size and stature. The building was expanded in 1971, 1978 and 1995; and completed major exhibit gallery renovations in 2003 and 2008. Together, these improvements have transformed the original 19,000 square-foot Hall of Fame museum into an exciting 83,000 square-foot internationally recognized institution and travel destination.

Today, the Hall of Fame stands as a shining tribute to the men who have made professional football America's most popular sport. For more information, visit www.profootballhof.com.

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