American Legacy's Mobile Tour Celebrating 75 Years Of Ciaa Tournament Basketball Powered By Toyota To Launch In Charlotte During Fan Fest On Feb. 28th

Traveling Museum to Visit CIAA Member Schools during the Month of March
By: American Legacy Network, Corp.
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American Legacy Mobile Tour
American Legacy Mobile Tour
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Feb. 27, 2020 - PRLog -- In recognition of the CIAA Basketball Tournament's 75th Anniversary American Legacy today announced the launch of its mobile truck exhibit tour celebrating the historic milestone.  The CIAA mobile tour is exclusively sponsored by Toyota.

"This is an exciting time for CIAA Tournament Basketball and we're extremely pleased to showcase and share its rich 75-year history with this special mobile tour," said Rodney J. Reynolds, founder of American Legacy Network.  It was great to work with Suzette McQueen and her team at the CIAA to curate this amazing exhibit."

"Toyota is thrilled to partner with American Legacy in celebrating 75 years of the CIAA Basketball Tournament and continuing to support an organization that fosters education, community, and competitive sportsmanship," said Siani Kiyonaga, national brand manager, Toyota Motor North America.

In addition to launching the exhibit at this year's Fan Fest in Charlotte, NC on Friday, February 28th, this uniquely curated mobile truck museum will visit the CIAA Conference member schools throughout the month of March to provide students with a look at the tournament's history and the pioneers who set the stage for what the tournament has become today.

"It was a pleasure to work with Rodney and his team to document the Tournament's illustrious history," said Suzette McQueen, CIAA Senior Associate Commissioner of External Operations and Strategic Marketing.  "Their enthusiasm, attention to detail and willingness to partner with the CIAA is unparalleled.  We are grateful to our corporate partner Toyota for seeing the value in celebrating the CIAA Basketball Tournament. This visual exhibit will allow our fans and member institutions to experience the CIAA in a new way.

The CIAA mobile museum highlights include:
  • A 75-year timeline highlighting some of the most important dates, teams, players and coaches with photos of the tournament's history.

  • A special section featuring CIAA Legends including Clarence "Big House" Gaines, Charles Oakley, Ben Wallace and more.
  • Video screens highlighting past games, players, teams and the tournament's 75th Anniversary video, plus artifacts and memorabilia from players and coaches.
The CIAA member school visits will kick off on Monday, March 2nd at Johnson C. Smith University followed by stops at Claflin University on March 5th, St. Augustine's on March 12th, Shaw University on March 13th, Virginia State on March 18th, Virginia Union on March 19th and Bowie State on March 22nd.  For more information and updates regarding the CIAA mobile museum tour schedule contact: Karis Watie, Outreach Coordinator at American Legacy Network at

Rodney J. Reynolds founded American Legacy Magazine in 1995 as a joint venture with Forbes Magazine.  Total readership of American Legacy was over 2 million when the print edition ceased publication in 2011. The mission of the American Legacy brand which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2020 is to broaden and enhance the awareness of African-American history through the utilization of educational products, mobile experiential tours, and new media with the launch of the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, American Legacy Network (ALN). To subscribe to ALN, visit Black History Made Every Day.


Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents and Chancellors of its 12 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Claflin University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, and Winston-Salem State University. Chowan University is an associate member for football and bowling. For more information on the CIAA, visit For more information on the CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit, like on Facebook and follow on Twitter (@CIAAForLife) and Instagram (@CIAA Sports).

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