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The History Of The Oakland Raiders and Players From HBCU: Willie Brown

Have you heard of schools like Philander Smith, Huston-Tillotson, Wiley College, Prairie View University, Texas Southern University, Southern University and Grambling University?

These are historically black colleges and I am wondering how many Oakland Raiders have come from these schools.

One reason I ponder the question is that years ago, after integration, many of these schools were struggling to survive. It seems the best teachers left and the best students also left to enter other school environments.

It has taken years for these schools to get their footing back after the growing pains of American integration.

There is always someone who can make it through a pipeline and rise to the top. Willie Brown is one of those people. He attended a historica...

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