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GSU celebrates Founder’s Week

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Sept. 26-30 is Founder’s Week for Grambling State University, and as the historically black college and university celebrates 110 years of academics, it also looks back at the history of the school and what all it has meant to Lincoln Parish over the years.

According to GSU’s website, the school opened in 1901 under the name of the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School, and it was founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association, a group of African American farmers who wanted to operate a school for black residents in this region of the state.

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