Alabama A&M Colors

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Alabama A&M Colors

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Alabama A&M athletic fans are encouraged to wear red today as the school is taking part in College Colors Days that is sponsored by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC).

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel throughout the day on Friday, Aug. 29.

Additionally, College Colors Day, which coincides with “back to school” and the kick-off of intercollegiate athletics at campuses nationwide, strives to advocate higher education through increased public awareness and celebrates the achievement of colleges and universities, acknowledging their fundamental importance.

Our History

  • Founded in 1875 by a former slave, William Hooper Councill and opened as the “Huntsville Normal School” in downtown Huntsville.
  • Taught industrial education and became the “State Normal and Industrial School at Huntsville.”
  • Designated an 1890 land-grant institution by the federal government in February 1891.  The school’s name was changed to “The State Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes.”
  • Became a junior college in 1919, named “The State Agricultural and Mechanical Institute for Negroes.”
  • In 1946, received a “Class A” rating by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  • In 1948, named the “Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College.”
  • In 1963, became a fully accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  • In 1969, became “Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.”

Our Campus

The AAMU campus is situated on more than 2,300 scenic acres, a 5-minute commute from downtown Huntsville. The campus has the unique distinction of being laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., designer of New York’s Central Park. AAMU has its own post office, Normal, Alabama.

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