Alabama State University

ASU Equinox sculpture
ASU campus building
The ASU Stadium
The Mighty Marching Hornets and Sensational Stingettes in 2011

Public historically black university in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Clarence Carter

American blues singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.

Carter performing in 1995

Born blind in Montgomery, Alabama on January 14, 1936, Carter attended the Alabama School for the Blind in Talladega, Alabama, and Alabama State University in Montgomery, graduating in August 1960 with a Bachelor of Science degree in music.

Fight song

Song associated with a team.

Sport in childhood. Association football, shown above, is a team sport which also provides opportunities to nurture physical fitness and social interaction skills.

Alabama State University – Hail Alabama

Montgomery Bears

The Montgomery Bears were a professional indoor football team that played their home games at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, Alabama.

San Jose SaberCats and Columbus Destroyers in ArenaBowl XXI, the 2007 championship game of the now-defunct AFL

Jamaal Fletcher 6'2" 205 lb DB ASU

Jesse White (politician)

American educator, politician and former athlete from the State of Illinois.

White in 2018

He attended Alabama State University (then called Alabama State College), where he played baseball and basketball, and he graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1957.

Bibb Graves

American Democratic politician and the 38th Governor of Alabama 1927–1931 and 1935–1939, the first Alabama governor to serve two four-year terms.

The Bibb Graves Bridge in Wetumpka, Alabama, September 2001
Bibb Graves Hall, the main administrative building at the University of North Alabama in Florence.
Bibb Graves Hall at the University of Alabama, renamed Autherine Lucy Hall in 2022

Because of Graves's connection to the Ku Klux Klan, several universities that once had buildings named for Graves have renamed them: Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Bob Jones University, Jacksonville State University, Troy University, and the University of Alabama.

List of college team nicknames in the United States

Incomplete list of U.S. college nicknames.

Alabama State Hornets and Lady Hornets

In loco parentis

The term in loco parentis, Latin for "in the place of a parent" refers to the legal responsibility of a person or organization to take on some of the functions and responsibilities of a parent.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit found that Alabama State College could not summarily expel students without due process.

Joe Newman (trumpeter)

American jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator, best known as a musician who worked with Count Basie during two periods.

American jazz composer, lyricist, and pianist Eubie Blake made an early contribution to the genre's etymology

He attended Alabama State College, where he joined the college band (the Bama State Collegians), became its leader, and took it on tour.

Fred Gray (attorney)

Civil rights attorney, preacher, and activist in Alabama.

Gray speaking at Emporia State University on September 15, 2016
Fred Gray at an exhibition opening about Rosa Parks at the Library of Congress with Terri Sewell in 2019.

After graduation, Gray matriculated at Alabama State College for Negroes, and received a baccalaureate degree in 1951.

Eugene Sawyer

American businessman, educator, and politician.

Sawyer enrolled Alabama State University, where he joined the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.