The College Football Hall of Fame Announces Special Exhibit Honoring Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Posted By: Jason Gilbreth on July 01, 2020 |
As the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame re-opens its doors this week, it will unveil its latest special exhibit featuring a collection of stories, artifacts and college football treasures from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
“The College Football Hall of Fame is honored to share and support the historical impact that HBCU coaches and players made on the great game of college football,” states Kimberly Beaudin, CEO of The College Football Hall of Fame. “As an educational destination that welcomes so many families and students, it’s critical to highlight the Black leaders of the game who created real change on the field and within their communities. We can’t wait for fans across the country to experience this fascinating and important exhibit.”
The new exhibit features:
A special section dedicated to Conference Champions
Highlights of the early days of HBCU football including the first game played on December 27, 1892 between Biddle College (Johnson C. Smith University) and Livingstone College.
Hall of Fame Coaches and Players
The Celebration Bowl and MEAC/SWAC Challenge
The Marching Bands
“It’s important that all college football fans understand the rich history of HBCUs and their contributions to the game. Without HBCUs and African American players, college football would not be where it is today,” said Hall of Fame Coach, Joe Taylor. “This exhibit provides an opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation for the influence that HBCU’s have had on not only football programs across the country, but in life beyond the game.
The Hall of Fame is proud to celebrate HBCUs and in addition to the 34 HBCU players and coaches enshrined in the Hall, it currently employees 7 HBCU alumni and students. Photos of the new exhibit can be found here.
For more information on partnering with the Hall of Fame, please visit www.cfbhall.com.
About the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame is a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta's sports, entertainment and tourism district. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the Hall provides visitors with a highly immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to stand as one of the nation's premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game's greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the Hall of Fame attraction, which provides a platform for community outreach, education, and character development initiatives, as well as serves as one of Atlanta's premier special event spaces. For more information on the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, which was named by Unique Events as a Top Pick for Large Gathering Venues in the US and Canada as well as TripAdvisor ® Certificate of Excellence recipient, please visit www.cfbhall.com.
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