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StoryCorps: Remembering Shocker Legend Linwood Sexton

Courtesy Wichita Eagle
Eric Sexton, left, and his dad, Linwood Sexton. Linwood passed away last week at the age of 90.

A celebration of life event will be held Saturday to honor Shocker football legend Linwood Sexton, who died last week at the age of 90.

In this StoryCorps segment, recorded in Wichita in 2010, Sexton’s son, former Wichita State University athletic director Eric Sexton, asks his dad about his experiences, on and off the field. 

The celebration of life event will be held on April 8 Wichita State University’s Koch Arena. Doors open at 10 a.m.

Carla Eckels is Director of Organizational Culture at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.