Digital North Carolina Blog

Digital North Carolina Blog

This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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Football in North Carolina

It’s football season! North Carolina’s football history goes back to 1888, when the first games between college teams were played. In 1892, North Carolina hosted the first game ever played between African American colleges when Livingstone College in Salisbury hosted the Biddle Institute (now Johnson C. Smith University).

The photo here, from 1914, shows the first football team at the State Normal School, now Elizabeth City State University.

State Normal School football team, 1914

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