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Grambling State University, American, founded 1901  Search this
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Edward Gay Robinson Sr., American, 1919 - 2007  Search this
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, American, founded 1890  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (28 × 21.6 cm)
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Grambling, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
November 15, 1997
This football program commemorates the final home game for legendary Grambling State University coach Eddie Robinson. Grambling fell to North Carolina A&T, 35-37. At the end of the 1997 season, Robinson retired after coaching Grambling for fifty-six years with an overall record of 408 wins (the second most in NCAA Division I history), 165 losses, and 15 ties.
A Grambling State University Special Commemorative Football Game Souvenir Program celebrating head coach Eddie Robinson. At center of the front cover is the Grambling State University seal surrounded by 12 photographic images of Eddie Robinson, arranged in a circle. Below the circle of images, against a golden yellow background, text in black and red reads: ["Portraits of a Living Coaching Legend" / Special Commemorative Football Game Souvenir Program / Grambling State University / vs. / North Carolina A&T]. Below the text is a pre-printed signature: [Eddie Robinson]. In the bottom right corner printed in red is: [No. 0212]. The interior consists of fourteen pages of information about the team, pictures, letters, thanks to Robinson, and advertisements. The back cover contains and advertisement Johnny's Pizza House.
African American  Search this
Education  Search this
Football  Search this
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Leonard L. Haynes, III
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