Preserving History & Legacies
Dr. Harrison B. Wilson
A Performer...A Visionary...A Leader
"I came to help resolve the problem that (Norfolk State) was facing with the threat of being merged with another school and losing its unique identity...but my whole idea was to create a top-flight university."
Dr. Harrison B. Wilson's legacy began as an honor graduate at Kentucky State University where he captained the football and basketball teams.
His first coaching job at Jackson State was the men's basketball team before he earned his doctorate from Indiana University. He was a winning football coach at Tennessee State before moving to Norfolk State where he served as the second president of Norfolk State University from 1975-1997 and led the school to academic and athletic supremacy in HBCU history.
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