Homecoming 1955

With Homecoming upon us this week, we are taking a look back at what Homecoming was like almost 60 years ago.  Howard College Homecoming, October 22, 1955 as covered in the Crimson and the Entre Nous:

Howard Bulldogs vs. University of Mexico Pumas at Legion Field

at the airport - best

Approximately 300 cheering Howard students greeted the University of Mexico football team at the airport when they arrived the Thursday night before the game.

at the plane - best

The game took place at Legion Field and was the first time a Mexican team had played in Alabama.  Howard lost the game 41-13, but the 5000 Howard fans remained in good spirits encouraging their team to the end.

homecoming court

Miss Homecoming was crowned during half-time.  Candidates had to be single and a full-time student with at least 30 semester hours completed at Howard.

car sketch

Howard held a car parade downtown at 10:00 am before the game.  A $5.00 prize was awarded for the best decoration.  Above is an inspirational sketch for a similar contest in 1954 drawn by our very own Lowell Vann during his time as a student on the East Lake campus.


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