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This category showcases a remarkable group of athletes and supporters who have contributed to numerous thrilling moments for sports fans in this region. It is worth noting that many of their remarkable achievements remained unrecognized until the late 1950s and 1960s due to racial segregation, which excluded Black athletes from the prevailing narrative. These individuals, both men and women, demonstrated remarkable poise and sportsmanship as they excelled in high school. Some continued their success at the collegiate level, while others went on to achieve professional success in their respective sports. Notably, all athletes on this board have attained a Bachelor's Degree in college, showcasing their commitment to overall excellence in both academics and athletics.

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