The exhibit features historical artifacts and interactive videos to tell these stories. From marching bands, homecoming, historic rivalries and classics to individual players, coaches and testimonials from community leaders, the “Southern Company Celebrating HBCUs” exhibit provides a comprehensive look into how it all comes together within these renowned institutions.
“As the storytellers of college football’s rich history, the College Football Hall of Fame is honored to share the incredible contributions HBCUs have made across the country. The rich traditions of these schools are entrenched in the game today and we are excited to put them front and center,” said Kimberly Beaudin, CEO of the Hall. “We couldn’t be more thankful for our new partnership with Southern Company and their dedication to bringing this exhibit to life. We can’t wait for guests to experience this unique celebration of HBCUs.”
“Recognizing the contribution HBCUs make to our communities on and off the field by becoming the presenting sponsor of this special exhibit at the College Football Hall of Fame is a natural extension of the purpose Southern Company shares with these great institutions, to be intentional in our efforts to create a more equitable future,” said Tom Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company. “The programs, players and coaches throughout the history of HBCU football have forged some of this country’s great traditions while providing opportunity, community and education for generations of leaders.”