Irwin Holmes playing tennis, 1956

Title

Irwin Holmes playing tennis, 1956

Description

This photo depicts Irwin Holmes, one of NC State's first African American undergraduate students. In 1958 he joined the tennis team, making him the first African American student at State College to play on a varsity sports team.

Source

"Irwin Holmes playing tennis," 1956, NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina, http://historicalstate.lib.ncsu.edu/catalog/0012024.

Date

1956

Publisher

North Carolina State University Special Collections

Identifier

ccl060

Original Format

photograph

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Files

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Citation

“Irwin Holmes playing tennis, 1956,” The State of History, accessed July 4, 2022, https://soh.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/306.