Why Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin took his players to two civil rights museums

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Missouri men’s basketball team roamed the museum, built on the same ground where enslaved Black people were kept in warehouses — and where American history was on full display. Ahead of Tuesday’s game against Auburn, Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin took his Tigers an hour west to Montgomery, Ala., the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. It was what MU senior Jeremiah Tilmon said was an “awakening” experience, even bringing him to tears. The team visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, along with The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. Both we…

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