Post by aggierattler on Jan 10, 2022 14:03:58 GMT -5
I thought that it would be a good distraction during this pandemic to post vintage photos of our past athletic events, athletic teams, coaches & ADs, athletic facilities, university functions, chancellors and university buildings in this thread.
There are no limits to the number of photos you can post...
...but I would like for you to post pictures of teams, games and stadium/arenas between 1880-1980 only. Those are the most rare photos.
Please include captions (especially dates and people), when possible.
North Carolina A&T State University
1910 Agricultural and Mechanical College of North Carolina Baseball Team
1907 Agricultural and Mechanical College of North Carolina Football Team Photo
Found and 1st posted by MAXELL:
1939 A&T College Basketball Team Photo
1912 Agricultural and Mechanical College of North Carolina Football Team
Post by aggierattler on Jan 10, 2022 15:08:05 GMT -5
I've seen the Toyota Highlander commercial that he is featured in several times, but I'm trying to find the actual commercial to post here. (Any help would be greatly appreciated,) He baseball played at A&T (1950-1953) and was my old man's senior roommate as a freshman and teammate on the 1953 squad. --PITTSBURGH75
Toyota and Negro Leaguer Jim Robinson Cruise and Schmooze Baseball
The baseball pioneer is featured in a new Toyota Highlander commercial, titled “Home Team."
J.R. Gamble The Shadow League March 31, 2020
Living Legend:Jim Robinson
Living baseball legend James “Jim” Robinson, former captain of the Kansas City Monarchs, is featured as the “family patriarch” on the spot.
Jim and his family take a trip down memory lane at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum where his love for the game comes to life. The reminiscing continues as the family hops into their all-new Highlander and travels to where it all began, complete with a standing ovation to honor the impact Jim and his fellow teammates left on the sport.
“‘Home Team’ is yet another inspiring piece of work from our ‘GO HIGHLANDER’ campaign,” says Joe Moses, general manager, Toyota vehicle marketing and communications, Toyota Motor North America. “We are honored to celebrate this pivotal moment in history in a touching spot that celebrates America’s favorite pastime.”
Toyota commemorated the Negro Leagues Centennial with a private brunch and panel discussion at the historic Apollo Theater, currently celebrating its 85th anniversary back in February.
Moderated by ESPN/ABC News correspondent Ryan Smith, the panel featured Jim Robinson; Corey Seaton, vice president and creative director, Burrell Communications Group; and Craig Payne, executive program manager, product development office, Toyota Motor North America...
...There aren’t many Negro League players still walking the earth. Robinson is a jewel, an American icon that bridges the last century of baseball’s multi-layered journey. He represents the struggle of past athletes of color who have risen above racism and opened the floodgates for the millions of dollars being made now. Negro League players like Jim Robinson laid the foundation and had the talent, but never got to enjoy the fruits of their labor as MLB players.
Robinson played his college baseball career at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro NC. His early Negro League career includes stints with the Newark Eagles, where he played alongside eventual MLB stars Monte Irvin and Larry Doby. Jim also barnstormed with the Indianapolis Clowns.
Robinson’s flex on the Negro League field eventually led to him signing a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Unfortunately, he was drafted into the US Army in 1953 and sent to Korea. When he returned to the states his MLB opportunity was gone and he rejoined the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs and shined as a shortstop.
Post by aggierattler on Jan 10, 2022 15:12:22 GMT -5
Before becoming a major figure in the civil rights and human rights movements and politics, Jesse Jackson was an outstanding athlete. In 1959, he had an uneventful freshman season as a quarterback at the University of Illinois. After that year, Jackson transferred to North Carolina A&T (above, center), where his football career was hampered by a knee injury. In Jackson's biography, "Jesse," a former Illinois teammate recalled: "He was just another big, rawboned dude with an assured sense of himself, (and) he really loved to talk. He was a master at that. "
REV. JESSE JACKSON AND MARVIN GAYE PLAYING BASKETBALL
Post by aggierattler on Jan 10, 2022 15:18:44 GMT -5
William "Big Bell" Bell
Ohio State University 1929-1931 (player) 1932-1933 Howard (assistant coach)
Head Coach 1934-1935 Claflin 1936-1942 FAMU 1946-1956 NCA&T
Athletics Director 1950-1966 NCA&T
William “Big Bill” Bell was a standout tackle for the OSU football team, but his academic career off the field far outshone his performance on it.
Bell played for the Buckeyes from 1929 through 1931, and earned All Big Ten and Honorable Mention All-American honors his final season. But football wasn’t his only activity: He was a member, and Sergeant of Arms, for the African-American social fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, and he was a member of Varsity “O,” the Collegiate Council, and the Interracial Council.
His senior year, the Upper Class Cabinet of the OSU chapter of the YMCA tapped Bell to lead a new committee on interracial relations. In doing so, the Cabinet’s president, Wallace Hall, revived a then-dormant policy of allowing African-American members to become a member. In a Lantern article about Bell’s appointment, Hall said “Bell is a good worker, and I see no reason he should not be a member of the cabinet.”
After graduating in June 1932, Bell began a long career coaching football at historically African-American colleges, including Claflin College in South Carolina, Florida A&M University, Howard University and finally North Carolina A&T State University.