How Integration Changed HBCU Sports

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  • 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 Are Half of NCAA D-I Basketball and Football
  • Formation of CIAA in 1912
  • Integration of College Sports

Brown V. Brown Integrates Southern University Teams

Even after Brown V. Board of Education ruled against segregation, the Southeastern Conference remained all-white until 1966. Nat Northington and Greg Page became the first two African-Americans athletes in the Southeastern Conference as players for Kentucky State’s football team. By 1971, every school in the SEC had at least one Black player, according to ESPN(Photo: Kentucky/Collegiate Images/Getty Images.)

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