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The second annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic Weekend returns to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this fall, after its successful kickoff in 2019. The three-day schedule culminates on Sunday, Sept. 6 when the Howard University Bisons meet the Central State Marauders at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium for the Classic Game.
The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) will have a permanent home at the Pro Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) to tell its story. Thirty members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including more than 10% of the players enshrined in Canton, are from an HBCU. All but two (Len Ford and Marion Motley who briefly attended an HBCU before transferring to another college) are also members of the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
The two organizations announced a partnership in 2016 and are working together on joint programs and events including: hosting future annual BCFHOF induction ceremonies at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village; expanded educational programming and special events at the PFHOF during Black History Month; a traveling exhibition; and post-graduate internship opportunities for graduates of HBCUs.
The partnership also includes the BCFHOF Classic held at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, and a major exhibition inside the PFHOF.