Winston-Salem State University

The Alumni House on campus
The men's basketball team and WSSU cheerleaders at the 2012 CIAA Tournament

Historically black public university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina

City and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States.

Winkler Bakery in Old Salem
Winston-Salem, 1891
The Tavern at Old Salem, est. 1784
Smoke stack from R.J. Reynolds' former Bailey Power Plant
Only surviving novelty Shell service station, one of several built by Quality Oil Company, a local distributor.
Winston-Salem City Hall
Downtown Winston-Salem
Moravian Church
Former R.J. Reynolds headquarters, built in 1929
A mural located on the Winston-Salem Chronicle that honor the history of black press in the United States
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum home to Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball and Wake Forest Demon Deacons women's basketball.
Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University
Watson Hall at University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Map of Winston-Salem Transit Authority
US 421 (Formerly Business I-40) at the US 52 interchange in downtown Winston-Salem. (US 311 has since been truncated further north)
Winston-Salem Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron patch

Winston-Salem is also home to six colleges and institutions, most notably Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, which ranks as one of the best film schools in America.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Collegiate athletic conference whose full members are historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the Southeastern and the Mid-Atlantic United States.

Locations of eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference members

In 2007, former CIAA member Winston-Salem State University was granted membership, but announced on September 11, 2009, that it would return to Division II at the end of 2009–10 and apply to return to the CIAA before ever becoming a full member of the MEAC.

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Collegiate athletic conference, mostly consisting of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

1945 - Delaware State College (now Delaware State University) and Winston-Salem Teachers College (now Winston-Salem State University) joined the CIAA, effective in the 1945-46 academic year.

Earl Monroe

American former professional basketball player.

Monroe in 2013
Monroe as a senior at Winston-Salem State

Monroe rose to prominence at a national level at then-Division II Winston-Salem State University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Stephen A. Smith

American sports television personality, sports radio host, and sports journalist.

Smith in 2020
Smith in 2009

After attending the Fashion Institute of Technology for one year, Smith received a basketball scholarship to attend Winston-Salem State University, a historically black university in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Louis Farrakhan

American religious leader, black supremacist, anti-white conspiracy theorist, and former singer who heads the Nation of Islam (NOI).

Farrakhan in November 2018
Louis and Khadijah Farrakhan
Farrakhan in 1997
Farrakhan in Iran, 2018
Farrakhan's police escort in Memphis, Tennessee, 2015
Farrakhan's home in Kenwood, Chicago

He completed three years at Winston-Salem Teachers College, where he had a track scholarship.

University of North Carolina

Multi-campus public university system for the state of North Carolina.

UNC Charlotte. The university expanded significantly in the 1960s and 1970s.

Over time, the state added a women's college (now known as the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), a land-grant university (North Carolina State University), five historically black institutions (North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Winston-Salem State University, Fayetteville State University, and Elizabeth City State University) and one to educate American Indians (the University of North Carolina at Pembroke).

Delta Sigma Theta

Historically African American sorority.

The African Violet is one of Delta Sigma Theta's recognized symbols.
19 founders in 1913
Delta Founders' first public act was the Women's Suffrage March.
Members at 1921 national convention, hosted by Gamma Chapter (l to r): front, Virginia Margaret Alexander, Julia Mae Polk, Sadie Tanner Mossell; row 2, Anna R. Johnson, Nellie Rathbone Bright, Pauline Alice Young
Members of Beta Chapter in 1922
Delta Jabberwock Contestants 1945
Delta Pyramid Club Beta Chapter 1922
Delta Sigma Theta's seven regions
Symbol of Delta Sigma Theta's Torch
A dreamcatcher, Delta Academy's symbol
Sen. Barbara Mikulski meets with Delta Members.
World AIDS Day ribbon
50th Anniversary 1963
President Obama meeting with Delta leaders

In 2010, the sorority was banned from Winston-Salem State University for ten years following a hazing investigation, however, the suspension was lifted five years after the initial ruling.

Yancey Thigpen

Former professional American football wide receiver who played for the San Diego Chargers (1991), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992–1997), and the Tennessee Oilers/Titans (1998–2000).

Larry Fitzgerald (in blue) catches a pass while Cortland Finnegan (in red) plays defense at the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Before his NFL career, he played for Winston-Salem State University, where he also played collegiate basketball.

Lorraine H. Morton

American politician who was the mayor of Evanston, Illinois, from 1993 to 2009.

The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave in Evanston, IL

She received a bachelor's degree in education in 1938 from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina and a master's degree in curriculum (education) from Northwestern University in 1942.