Two inducted into Livingstone Commemorative Classic Hall of Fame

SALISBURY – Livingstone College, the birthplace of black college football, inducted two members into the 2019 Commemorative Classic Hall of Fame, which pays homage to that historic inaugural game. It was Dec. 27, 1892, when Johnson C. Smith University, then Biddle Memorial Institute, traveled by horse and buggy to Livingstone College to play the first organized black intercollegiate football game. …

Livingstone athletics surprises admin assistant with Hall of Fame induction

SALISBURY – Livingstone College announced that it was inducting five into its Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming Week, but there were actually six recipients. The sixth inductee remained a secret until the day of the dinner program. Blanche Ford, administrative assistant for Livingstone’s athletic department, was surprised when she learned at the Hall of Fame dinner that she was …

Livingstone to host 50-year tennis reunion

SALISBURY – Did you play tennis for Livingstone College? Then this is not only homecoming week, but a celebration of 50 years of tennis at Blue Bear Nation. Livingstone will hold a 50-year tennis reunion on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. at the tennis court on campus. All former members and tennis supporters are invited to attend free of …

Homecoming Sunday brunch to feature The Tams

SALISBURY – Be young, be foolish, be happy and mosey on over to Livingstone College’s Sunday Brunch on Nov. 3 featuring beach music’s classic band, The Tams. The event, which is Livingstone’s homecoming finale, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Livingstone College School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, located at 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. South, Salisbury. …

Ghanaian author lectures on African history, bridging diaspora’s gap

College considers possible collaboration with Ghana university  SALISBURY – “Until lions have their historians, tales of hunting will always glorify the hunter,” says an African proverb. Author Kojo Yankah of Ghana in his recent book, “From Jamestown to Jamestown: Letters to an African Child,” tells the lions’ tale of African history to a young African girl in the form of …

Livingstone fills top posts

SALISBURY – Livingstone College filled three major leadership positions as the new school year began. President Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr. said he is confident that the recent appointments will help advance the mission of his holistic college approach in preparing students for the global society. The recent appointments follow: Dr. Dawn Brown McNair, Dean of Mathematics and Sciences For …

Miss North Carolina to visit Livingstone as part of HBCU tour

SALISBURY – Miss North Carolina 2019, Alexandra Badgett, will visit Livingstone College on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Badgett will be the guest speaker at the college’s weekly Wednesday assembly, which begins at 11 a.m. inside Varick Auditorium, and will include installation of the Student Government Association officers. A native of Denver, N.C., Badgett earned the title of Miss North Carolina 2019 …

Freshman class is ‘fired up and ready to go’

SALISBURY – The Livingstone College freshman class was officially inducted on Friday during Fall Convocation and charged to embrace their distinction in history. The freshman class enters Livingstone as the college celebrates its 140th anniversary and as the country recognizes the 400th anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. “It was exactly 400 years ago that the first enslaved Africans from …