Crystal vase/urn-shaped trophy (2015.149a) with metal plaque adhered to side. Plaque has image of a jaguar and a tiger biting a football, with black type that reads, [BAYOU CLASSIC/SINCE/1974/GRAMBLING SOUTHERN]. Crystal trophy sits on a square base (2015.149b) with a felt top. Base has brass plaque at front with black type that reads, [2014 BAYOU CLASSIC/CHAMPIONS/SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY JAGUARS/DAWSON ODUMS, COACH].
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Southern University System, Southern University and A&M College, University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University
1944 college football program for the all-Black teams from Wilberforce and Tuskegee at the University of Detroit Stadium. The program is red and green with a graphic of a football player mid-run with a football in his left hand plowing his way through an oversized football with a stadium full of spectators in the background. There is a two inch tear through the "I" of Wilberforce at the top right side of the program.