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Livingstone College represents ‘Rowan Originals’ at Chamber event

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Dr. Orlando Lewis, vice president of student affairs at Livingstone College, portrays the college’s founder, Dr. Joseph Charles Price, at the Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours mixer Monday at Trinity Oaks. He is flanked by Kimberly Harrington, left, and Vincia Miller, both representing the first black college football game, which was played at Livingstone 125 years ago.

Livingstone College News Service

SALISBURY — Livingstone College brought history to life Monday at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s Rowan Originals campaign kickoff, which was held at Trinity Oaks during its Business After Hours mixer.

Orlando Lewis, vice president of student affairs, portrayed the college’s founder and first president, Joseph Charles Hood. Lewis, a team captain of the campaign, also serves on the chamber’s Minority Business Council committee and the membership committee and ambassadors.

Kimberly Harrington, Livingstone’s assistant director of public relations, and Vincia Miller, director of alumni affairs, represented the county’s rich history in black college football.

Livingstone College is the birthplace of black college football as the first game in the country was played in Salisbury on Dec. 27, 1892, on the front lawn of Livingstone’s campus in a matchup with Johnson C. Smith University (then Biddle University) of Charlotte.

Both colleges will celebrate the 125th anniversary of that game at Livingstone on Nov. 4 at Livingstone’s Alumni Memorial Football Stadium.

For more information, visit livingstone.edu.

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