Kentucky State University is a historically black college, chartered in 1886 and opened in 1887 as the State Normal School for Colored Persons. In 1902, the name was changed to the Kentucky Normal and Industrial Institute for Colored Persons, which was changed again in 1926 to the Kentucky State Industrial College for Colored Person. Lastly and in 1938, the school became known as the Kentucky State College for Negroes (the “for Negroes” was dropped in 1952). Like most historically black colleges/universities - especially those in the south - there's a strong tradition around the campus' annual homecoming. This shirt is a look at the 1989 festivities.
This is a vintage item that was produced in 1989. We have one in stock. It has been professionally cleaned. But, due to the nature of vintage clothing, this item may have minor, age appropriate wear and tear. Please review the photos for damage and our return policy.
The tag on this piece indicates a size Large. But, based on 2018 sizing charts, we believe that this shirt would best fit a size Medium. Please review the measurements below.
Body Width: 20"
Full body Length: 27"
Sleeve Length: 7"
BLK MKT Vintage and Philadelphia Printworks bring you Reclaim BLK, a collaborative collection of new and vintage apparel, steeped in African American cultural iconography. Reclaim BLK seeks to reimagine the narratives of historical events, artifacts, spaces and communities that have been forgotten, lost and devalued while celebrating the multitudinous legacies of black culture. Consider this a retrofuturespective.
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