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Grambling State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Historically black university founded 1901 as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School. It became Lincoln Parish Training School in 1918, Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute in 1928 (as a junior college), Grambling College in 1947 and finally Grambling State University in 1974.

Location:
Grambling, LA

Founding Date:
1901

Team:
Tigers

Enrollment:
8000

Official Website:
http://www.gram.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Erykah Badu
Singer
26-Feb-1971   R&B vocalist, Baduizm
Charles M. Blow
Columnist
11-Aug-1970   New York Times Op-Ed columnist
Willie Brown
Football
2-Dec-1940   NFL Hall of Famer
Buck Buchanan
Football
10-Sep-1940 16-Jul-1992 KC Chiefs, Hall of Famer
Willie D. Davis
Football
24-Jul-1934   Businessman, former football player
Willis Reed
Basketball
25-Jun-1942   NBA Hall of Famer
Doug Williams
Football
9-Aug-1955   Former NFL and USFL quarterback

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lee Calhoun
Track and Field
23-Feb-1933 22-Jun-1989 Olympic hurdler
Eddie Robinson
Football
13-Feb-1919 3-Apr-2007 Grambling Head Coach, 1941-97
Doug Williams
Football
9-Aug-1955   Former NFL and USFL quarterback


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