SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Friday marked the official release of the HBCU Bobblehead Series by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which will feature officially licensed bobbleheads of HBCU mascots in celebration of Black History Month.

Grambling University is one of the 13 schools that will have bobbleheads available for online purchase through the NBHFM for $35 each, plus an $8 shipping charge.

“We’re excited to release this long-overdue collection of HBCU bobbleheads,” National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said. “We know these bobbleheads, which celebrate the rich history of these 13 amazing institutions, will be very popular with the alumni, students, faculty, staff, fans, and communities.”

HBCU Bobblehead Series

Here are the HBCUs featured in the bobblehead series:

  • Alabama A&M University Bulldogs
  • Alabama State University Hornets
  • Delaware State University Hornets
  • Florida A&M University Rattlers
  • Fayetteville State University Broncos
  • Grambling State University Tigers
  • Howard University Bison
  • Jackson State University Tigers
  • Morgan State University Bears
  • North Carolina A&T State University Aggies
  • North Carolina Central University Eagle
  • Norfolk State University Spartans
  • Tuskegee University Golden Tigers. 

There are more than 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the United States; the earliest institutions were founded in the post-Reconstruction south.

HBCUs were created to provide quality accredited education to Black students who were denied enrollment at predominantly white institutions. In the past, only HBCU enrollment was exclusively Black students, now, HBCU student populations are far more diverse.

Some notable HBCU graduates include:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Spike Lee
  • Gladys Knight
  • Langston Hughes
  • Jerry Rice
  • Roberta Flack
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Lionel Richie
  • Kamala Harris

The Grambling State, Alabama State, Delaware State, and Howard Bobbleheads are scheduled to arrive in April, while the other schools’ bobbleheads ship in June.