Morehouse College in Atlanta is the First Historically Black College to Field a Polo Team

Many historically Black colleges and universities have had great success in intercollegiate sports such as football, basketball, and track and field. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a historically Black educational institution, has won three NCAA championships in women’s bowling, the second high number of championships in that sport in the nation.

Now, for the first time, a historically Black college or university is fielding a polo team. Morehouse College in Atlanta has announced that it has become a member of the United States Polo Association.

The college’s team will compete at the Atlanta Regional Polo Center. Only one member of the team has any prior experience with horses.


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  1. El says:

    Just a brief question, if I may: WHY?

  2. Michael says:

    Here’s another glaring example of misguided and failed leadership at another HBCU. This only shows that HBCUs are still seeking this perpetual validation from White academia and White society in general. Instead of fielding a “polo team” Morehouse College should invest this money into its building infrastructure, adequate housing (e.g., with an appropriate HVAC system). healthy food for on campus residence, library, security, etc. Finally, this only can happen when the misleaders holding membership in these anti- collective Black progress from the Boule, PHFAM, OES, and BGLOs. When will so-called Black America learn?

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