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Football Champions, 1916 

1916 Football Team

The football team from 1916, deemed the "Original Big Blue", won the state championship in 1916. Fred Long, front row, center, became the first African-American to graduate from Millikin University. Today, the Long-Vanderburg (Marian Vanderburg was the first African-American female to graduate) scholarship worth $10,000, is awarded to outstanding minority students.

 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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