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Little-Known Facts





Mary Ann Craig DeLong- She was the first student to enter Southern University at New Orleans in 1881.



The State School for the Blind Negroes and the State School for the Deaf Negroes was housed on Southern Univeristy's campus from 1922 to 1977. 





Lenora E. Jones-Washington- She was the first Miss Southern where she reigned from1929-1930. 




The Skull and Bone Scientific Society was formed to stimulate interest and encourage higher scholarships in the Scientific Department at Southern University.

(Photo taken in 1929)





The 1931 Southern University Quartet toured Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina during the summer, singing Southern into the hearts of the citizens of those states.




The Girls Drill team debuted at the Homecoming game in 1957.




The 1958-1959 baseball team won the NAIA College World Series in Alohine, Texas against University of Omaha.

*Photos are courtesy of the John B. Cade Library Archives and Manuscripts Department.