bilde Grambling State University will be featured in the National Museum of African American History and Culture when it opens in spring 2016 in Washington.

“Having a space in a prominent museum like the new National Museum of African American History and Culture just for Grambling State will bring more attention to GSU and its students and alumni,” said GSU President Frank G. Pogue. “I look forward to visiting Washington, D.C., to see it after the museum opens.”

The museum is the only national museum devoted solely to documenting the history and culture of African Americans. “(It) will tell the American story through the lens of the African-American experience,” said Elaine Nicholas, the museum’s senior curator of culture during a recent visit to the GSU campus. “Eleven exhibits will tell those stories using ionic artifacts.”

Grambling State, with a primary focus on its legendary football program, will be joined by a section featuring longtime GSU head football coach Eddie G. Robinson, the winningest coach in NCAA Division I football. In addition, there will be an area dedicated to the Bayou Classic, the annual fall football classic between GSU and Southern University and the only HBCU classic aired live on national television. Read Full


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