Herschell Turner shares his story about his life in both basketball and the world of art. After playing for Shortridge he went on to play at the University of Nebraska, he was the first black American to play basketball at Nebraska and achieved legendary status as a Cornhusker. Now legally blind, Herschell went on to play several years of professional basketball including the 1967-1968 Pittsburg Pipers who went on to win the first ABA Championship. He shares what it was like to be black in those tumultuous times in the 50's and 60's. His first love was art and if you go to https://herschellturnerhistoricalimages.com you can see and purchase his fantastic art. Just when I thought I knew basketball, outstanding players are brought to my attention and I have to share the story. Remember I document the past so the future can remember! We are looking for sponsors to keep our show going, if interested e-mail us @firstname.lastname@example.org or become a patron of our show. In the show photo Turner is seen with the Chicago Majors #12, he also had a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters. Thankyou Herschell for sharing your story. Turner was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991.
June 11, 2018