Program for a college football game between Wilberforce and Tuskegee, 1944

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1944 college football program for the all-Black teams from Wilberforce and Tuskegee at the University of Detroit Stadium. The program is red and green with a graphic of a football player mid-run with a football in his left hand plowing his way through an oversized football with a stadium full of spectators in the background. There is a two inch tear through the "I" of Wilberforce at the top right side of the program.
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Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
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Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
October 20, 1944
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Created by
Subject of
Tuskegee Institute, American, founded 1881
Wilberforce University, American, founded 1856
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, founded 1908
African American
HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
Place used
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
ink on paper
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
souvenir programs