It’s Black History Month and that history is not excluded from the history of the NFL’s big game which celebrates a milestone 50 years at tonight’s Super Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, pitting the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers in a head to head, winner-take-all match up .
A legendary HBCU marching band has a special place in Super Bowl history. Grambling State University’s Tiger Marching Band was there at the big number one. The Tigers of Grambling State University hailing from a little town in Louisiana took the big stage in front of millions, joining the University of Arizona’s maching band on the field in 1967 during Super Bowl I–a performance that Sports Illustrated magazine still has listed as in the top ten Super Bowl half time performances. That was a historic moment that changed the history of how entertainment happens at Super Bowls and set in place the superstar status of the black college marching band from Grambling State University.
Click the links below to see how Grambling’s place in American History, Black History and Super Bowl history is being covered. Then catch all the action with the game —a battle of the number ones— at 6:30 p.m. ET.
CBS Correspondent Michelle Miller’s story:
And, from the heart of Louisiana in Shreveport, KSLA has their twist on the story too:
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