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The homecoming parade for North Carolina A&T State, described by Hardin as having no start time or end, generates excitement perhaps normally allotted for major holidays. Labeled by the author as a happening rather than event, the happening founded in 1891 takes precedence for many Aggies over the football game following it. The happening’s significance is also perceived in photos illustrating A&T’s version of this aspect of the college experience.
In historically African American colleges and universities, the marching bands are immensely popular with spectators. The bands combine music, drilling, dance, showmanship, and pageantry in a way that speaks to the values and aesthetics of African American culture.