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CIAA Black History Fact: Brigadier General Shelia Baxter

Brig. Gen. Sheila R. Baxter, a 25+-year career officer,  is the first female general officer in the Army Medical Service Corps. She serves as the Asst. 105 more words

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CIAA Black History Fact: Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace attended Virginia Union University and signed with the Washington Bullets (later Wizards) as an undrafted free agent in 1996. In his NBA career, he played with the Washington Bullets/Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. 48 more words

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CIAA Black History Fact: Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley, played four years for Virginia Union University. His senior year, 1985, he led the team to a CIAA Championship and was named Co-MVP of the tournament and Co-Player of the year. 89 more words

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CIAA Black History Fact: Dorothy Maynor

Dorothy Maynor was an American soprano, concert singer, and the founder of the Harlem School of the Arts. She attended the Hampton Institute where she studied under R. 96 more words

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CIAA Black History Fact: Phyllis Laverne Sweat

Phyllis Laverne Sweat, a native of Norfolk, VA, was the first female President of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in the late 1980’s. Sweat’s ultimate accomplishment in track field came in 1999 when she was selected to be an assistant coach for the United States Track and Field Team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. 66 more words

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CIAA Black History Fact: Fred "Curly" Neal

Fred “Curly” Neal is best known for his career with the Harlem Globetrotters, instantly recognizable with his shaved head. He was born  in Greensboro, North Carolina, he attended Greensboro-Dudley High School. 69 more words

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CIAA Black History Fact: Reginald Lewis


Reginald Lewis was the richest African-American man in the 1980s. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, he grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. He won a football scholarship to Virginia State College, graduating with a degree in economics in 1965. 45 more words

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