Before he is posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, the Pittsburgh Steelers are honoring former scout Bill Nunn’s legacy in a panel discussion.
The event, which will held virtually at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, is a collaboration between the Steelers and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The discussion will be moderated by the NMAAHC’s Curator of Sports Dr. Damion Thomas, while also featuring Steelers Pro Scouting Coordinator Brandon Hunt, former Steelers safety Donnie Shell, USA Today NFL columnist Jarrett Bell and James “Shack” Harris, co-founder of the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
A Pittsburgh native, Nunn attended Westinghouse high school and West Virginia State College before embarking on a journalism career with the Pittsburgh Courier. Eventually becoming the managing editor of the paper, Nunn gained notoriety for his black college All-American teams, highlighting relatively unknown players at historically black colleges and universities.
Nunn’s expertise translated to his career with the Steelers, where his scouting led the organization to draft a number of legends form HBCUs, including L.C. Greenwood, Mel Blount, Ernie Holmes, John Stallworth and Donnie Shell.
The panel will also focus on highlighting HBCU athletes and promoting equity and inclusion, in addition to honoring Nunn’s legacy.
While the program will be tailored specifically towards HBCU students and aspiring students, it is free and open to the public.
Click here to register for the event.