Ebony Magazine presents The 2004 CIAA Fashion Show
Featuring The Ebony Fashion Fair Models

Ebony 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.

Established 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 CIAA.

Shera L. White, CIAA Director of Public Relations contributed to this article.
Photography by Tyrone Rasheed.