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Eddie Robinson Museum fitting tribute

Grambling coach stands among civil rights greats who made difference with sports

Updated: February 12, 2010, 3:19 PM ET
By Richard Lapchick | Special to ESPN.com

It could not be more appropriate that the Eddie Robinson Museum opens in Grambling, La., right in the middle of Black History Month 2010.

The grand opening on Saturday will be preceded by a huge banquet in Coach Robinson's honor Friday night with keynote speaker Mike Tomlin, who knows he wouldn't have been coach of the 2009 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers without Robinson.

It has been almost three years since Robinson died in April 2007. He led a life ...

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