Ebony Magazine presents The
2004 CIAA Fashion Show
Featuring The Ebony Fashion Fair Models
magazine presented The CIAA Fashion Show featuring The Ebony Fashion Fair
models at the 2004 CIAA tournament. The event was one of many during
the week long celebration in Raleigh, NC.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
(CIAA) is an athletic conference consisting of 12 historically African-American
institutions of higher education: Bowie State University, Elizabeth
City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University,
Livingstone College, North Carolina Central University, St. Augustine's College,
St. Paul's College, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia
Union University, Winston-Salem State University, all working together to
set an overall standard of excellence.
in 1912, the CIAA is the nation's oldest black athletic conference, rich
in history and heritage. The presence of the CIAA as a premiere member
of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, continues
to expand throughout the country. Expansion of television broadcasts has
resulted in nationwide coverage of football and basketball contests, as well
as the annual CIAA Basketball Tournament. Increasing competitiveness in other
sports is also leading to recognition of CIAA member schools as athletic
powerhouses. The reputation, in conjunction with the academic success of
their athletes, is a proud legacy for the CIAA.
Go to www.ciaa2004.com or the February
2004 issue of Ebony magazine (pages 149-170) for more information on the
Shera L. White, CIAA Director of Public Relations contributed
to this article.
Photography by Tyrone Rasheed.