Today In Black History: Black Football

On this date in 1892, the first black intercollegiate football game was played in the Salisbury, North Carolina between Livingstone College and Biddle College, which eventually changed its name to Johnson C. Smith University. The young women of the school's industrial department made the players' uniforms for the first game. The teams played two 45-minute halves on Livingstone's front lawn with Livingstone winning 5-0. The Commemorative Classic now celebrates this game yearly. You can find out more about this historic game and the Classic here.