BCS History & Legends

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1901 GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY
Opened as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School…founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association (organized in 1896 by a group of African American farmers who wanted to organize and operate a school for African Americans in their region of the state). Charles P. Adams was the first president.
1924 MAGIC CITY CLASSIC
The first football game between Alabama A&M and Alabama State became an annual tradition in post-war 1945 at Legion Field in Birmingham. (Alabama State leads the series 44 - 41- 3).
1924 FIRST BLACK COLLEGE HOMECOMING GAME
...was played between Howard University and Virginia Union University
1948 MARYLAND STATE COLLEGE
(Maryland Eastern Shore) and Albright College played one of the first intercollegiate football game between an historically black institution and a majority-white institution. The Eagles were led by Hall of Fame head coach Eddie Hurt.
1948 ALICE COACHMAN
A protégé’ of Tuskegee Institute head coach Cleve Abbott, she was the first African American woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal at the 1948 London Olympics when she set a record in the High Jump event with a leap of 5’6-1/8 inches”.
1956 MILDRED McDANIEL
Mildred McDaniels was the second Tuskegee Institute star to win an Olympic Gold Medal. She set a new world record in the High Jump with a 5’9 ¼ leap in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.
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THe first in a series of celebrating the most memorable moments of Historically Black Colleges and Uniiversities. 

The Glory Days of Texas Southern Basketball

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Jerry Rice, Miss Valley State

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