How Integration Changed HBCU Sports

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  • Integration and HBCU Sports
  • Black Athletes Are Half of NCAA D-I Basketball and Football
  • Formation of CIAA in 1912
  • Integration of College Sports
  • Basketball Stars from Black Colleges
  • HBCUs Former Talent Hub for Pro Football
  • Brown V. Brown Integrates Southern University Teams
  • Integration Led to More Competition
  • Financial Setbacks
  • Future of HBCU Sports

Integration and HBCU Sports

Black athletes, especially in Southern states, played for historically Black colleges and universities before segregation was ruled illegal in 1954. HBCUs produced top talent at the time, but as African-Americans integrated into predominantly white institutions, some of the best athletes also went there. BET.com takes a look at the history of how integration has impacted HBCU sports. – Natelege Whaley (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP Photo)

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