Black Girl Magic

A&T’s Swimming Team Photos capture Black Girl Magic, HBCU Sports-style


Sometimes, a team picture is more than just a team picture. At a time when many HBCUs have had to cut sports like swimming, these photos of the A&T shows the school’s dedication to the sport.


These photos represent more than that, however. Six months after a black girl was dragged by her hair by a police officer at a swimming pool, to see this group of educated young women, standing confidently and assuredly staring back into Kevin L. Dorsey’s camera is one that should inspire young women across the country to pursue their goals academically and athletically.

It’s not all serious business, though. Dorsey also captures the essence of the team enjoying themselves and each other.

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  1. reggie

    January 13, 2016 at 5:27 pm


  2. Eric Glenn

    January 13, 2016 at 10:54 pm


  3. Javier Czar Ortiz

    January 13, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Black is Beautiful, Period!

  4. Unknown

    January 14, 2016 at 12:12 am


  5. Unknown

    January 14, 2016 at 7:14 am

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  6. Gimme Themtoes

    January 14, 2016 at 7:15 am

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  7. poppy

    January 14, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Class and team work to form a team!

  8. Tony Reames

    January 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Aggie Pride!!!!

  9. kgmckool

    January 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    What an ignorant comment that was!

  10. Raymond T. Hightower

    January 14, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Excellent photos. Competitive swimming takes tons of discipline, and it's also a lot of fun. Much success to this team!

  11. Bailey

    January 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I love it! They are just oozing with beauty and confidence! Nothing like a confident black women. Nothing!

  12. Unknown

    January 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    So happy for these images floating around social media. Hope young black girls see & appreciate this! Kill the stereotype!

  13. Laurence Chiniquy

    January 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm

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  14. Laurence Chiniquy

    January 15, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    “The Creator made all members of the Human family beautiful. It is a sign of inferiority for a whole race of people to try and imitate the beauty standards of another.

    This is one of our biggest negative legacy from slavery.

    We were dehumanized and made to feel like we were worthless. We were ridiculed and told that we were dirty, black, and ugly.”

  15. Gimme Themtoes

    January 15, 2016 at 8:28 pm

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  16. Gimme Themtoes

    January 23, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    all them sexy feet

  17. Gimme Themtoes

    January 30, 2016 at 8:38 am

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