Update: NC A&T would ultimately disband the women’s swim team in 2016, leaving just one active HBCU swim team. Howard University’s co-ed squad is now the lone HBCU swim squad.
The 2015 NC A&T swim team’s photos were more than just a team picture. At a time when many HBCUs have had to cut sports like swimming, these photos of the A&T show the school’s dedication to the sport.
These photos represent more than that, however. Six months after a black girl was dragged by her hair by a police officer at a swimming pool, to see this group of educated young women, standing confidently and assuredly staring back into Kevin L. Dorsey’s camera is one that should inspire young women across the country to pursue their goals academically and athletically.
It’s not all serious business, though. Dorsey, long-time NC A&T photographer, also captures the essence of the team enjoying themselves and each other.
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