This weekend on 7/8/2017, the city will be hosting the grand opening of Legends Square. The event which is open to the community will feature city officials, sports Hall of Famers, state representatives and plenty of honored guests. The grand opening of the retail plaza which covers 48,300 square feet of ground features the city’s only full service grocery store and pharmacy. It already has a Dollar Tree and Hibbett Sports available to the community.

Also the city will be introducing the Legends Square “Walk of Fame”. It will induct 24 honorees. These honorees are being recognized for their dedication and contributions to the community as well as Grambling State University. The inductees and their families have been invited and will receive plaques from the city in their honor. The event will take place from 10 to 10:45 am. Everyone is welcome to this celebration of Legends. Hope to see you all there. Legends Square is located at 920 RWE Jones Drive. Below are the names of those being inducted.

Grambling Legends Square Walk of Fame Inductees:

Judson Hartwell Grambling, “Grambling Namesake”

Lafayette Franklin Richmond, promoted economic self-sufficiency 

Bennie T. Woodard, Grambling’s first mayor 

Andrew Mansfield, Grambling’s second mayor 

Richard Gallot Sr., Grambling’s third mayor 

Richard Ludley, Grambling’s fourth mayor 

John Williams, Grambling’s fifth mayor 

Martha Woodard, Grambling’s sixth mayor 

Edward R. Jones, Grambling seventh and present mayor 

Calvin Wilkerson, Grambling businessman 

Charles P. Adams, Grambling State University’s first president 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones Sr., Grambling State University second president 

Collie J. Nicholson, Grambling State University’s first sport information director 

Eddie G. Robinson, Grambling State University legendary football coach for over 56 years 

Fredrick Hobdy, Louisiana’s winningest basketball coach 

Conrad Hutchinson, Grambling State University band director 

Willis Reed, NBA Hall of Famer 

Paul “Tank” Younger, the first player from a historically black university to play professional football 

Junious “Buck” Buchanan, NFL Hall of Famer 

William Brown, NFL Hall of Famer 

Willie Delford Davis, NFL Hall of Famer 

Charles Joiner Jr., NFL Hall of Famer 

James “Shack” Harris, first African American quarterback to start in the NFL 

Douglas Williams, first African American to win the Super Bowl


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