But a brave few found ways around these restrictions. A secret game held in between a white team from Duke University and a black team from North Carolina Central University was one of the first integrated sports events in the South. It was a match-up of heavyweights. Across town, John B.
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It is known for its conservative cultural and religious positions. In , the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,; in , 40, Jones recalled that in , his friend William Jennings Bryan had leaned over to him at a Bible conference service in Winona Lake, Indiana , and said, "If schools and colleges do not quit teaching evolution as a fact, we are going to become a nation of atheists. Jones said that although he had been averse to naming the school after himself, his friends overcame his reluctance "with the argument that the school would be called by that name because of my connection with it, and to attempt to give it any other name would confuse the people". Bob Jones took no salary from the college and helped support the school with personal savings and income from his evangelistic campaigns. Both time and place were inauspicious. The Florida land boom had peaked in , and a hurricane in September further reduced land values.
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Durham, regulatorbookshop. State, there is a fourth local men's team that has quietlyunless you're in the stands, where it is quite loudaccrued another distinguished season. Even though the North Carolina Central University Eagles play in Division I, are undefeated in the MEAC conference, unbeaten at home and have a 24—6 overall record, they are rarely seen on cable or network television. TV cameras rarely venture into the team's Southeast-Central Durham neighborhood, unless they are trailing ambulances or police cars. Of the team's four nationally televised games this season, none were at home.