Today In Black History - Grambling State University
On this date in 1901, Grambling State University was founded as The Colored Industrial and Agricultural School under the leadership of Charles P. Adams. Four years later, the school moved to its present location and was renamed the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. The institution’s name was changed to Grambling College in 1946. In 1974, the addition of graduate programs in early childhood and elementary education allowed the college to gain university status and the named was changed to its current name Grambling State University. Grambling was also home to Eddie Robinson, who spent fifty-six years as the head football coach. During his tenure, Robinson established himself as the winningest coach in college football history.