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Southern University Land-Grant Campus celebrates 25th Annual Collegiate Black History Quiz Bowl

The SU Land-Grant Campus celebrated its 25th annual Black History Quiz Bowl on February 28, 2019. The event was dedicated to the legacy of Dr. Raymond Lockett. 

Baton Rouge, La. – The 25th Annual Collegiate Black History Quiz Bowl was held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Auditorium of T.T. Allain Hall.

Opening remarks for the event were given by Southern University Ag Center and College of Agriculture’s Interim Chancellor-Dean, C. Reuben Walker, Ph.D. Owusu Bandele, Ph.D., SU Land-Grant Campus Professor Emeritus and the Quiz Bowl’s creator, served as the event’s moderator.

Awards were presented to the winner by SU Ag Center’s Research Associate Erica Williams Mitchell.

The event was dedicated to the legacy of distinguished historian, professor and teacher Raymond Lockett, Ph.D.

Four teams of Southern University students competed in the competition.

Team Razzle Dazzlers consisting of Joyner Deamer, Jera’Nea Garner-Donald, Kelvin Wells and Jordan Wilson-Smith won 1st place; Team Power Rangers consisting of Alesha Bethea, Jalen John, William Waddell and Karriem Upshaw placed 2nd and Team Animal Science consisting of Samantha Jones, Tanisha Poston, Brittany Simon and Asiah Sasi placed 3rd. All three teams were made up of Southern University students.

The Black History Quiz Bowl is an exciting educational event that stimulates our students. The competition covers a variety of topics, including current events, politics, history, sports and entertainment.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners received medals and every participant received a book by or about some aspect of the Black experience.

For more information on the Black History Quiz Bowl contact Owusu Bandele, Ph.D. at

Photos from the competition can be viewed here.


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