The Pictorial History of the CIAA professionals 1950-1985 Commemorative Edition is Amazing!! A. B. Whitfield does a superb historical update on the rise of CIAA success in professional sports for African - American that we grew up rooting for. This book is a must read for all Americans and a keep sake on the book shelves of all African- Americans with HBCU roots!

All Athletes from the CIAA, MEAC, ACC, BIG 10, Pac 12. SEC should have a copy of A. B. WHITFIELD’s masterpiece.

D.J. LaHuffman

The Pictorial History of the CIAA Professionals 1950 - 1984 is an important piece of African American sports history. Today, sports is more inclusive and is a big business. We owe a debt of gratitude to those players, who were the early pathfinders to today's many professional opportunities. We should learn about and honor their accomplishments.


Thank you A.B. Whitfield!

D. Mudge

A.B. Whitfield 's book should be a 'must read' for all young athletes who want to broaden their knowledge in sports from a historical view. The sports conferences in this book are not mainstreamed; consequently are excluded in the conversations of general college sports. The accomplishments of these conferences are getting further displaced in time. This book needs to be in the libraries of every college that has a sports program.

B. Glascoe

This is truly a treasure of the best sports players ever known. Each of these greats have sacrifice much to be what they are today. I love the book, action, and interesting & fun reading I'm honored to know, Mr. A B Whitfield.

M. Nocito

Enjoyed every photo, story and info from every page! An amazing book with incredible info and care put into each page. Loved it!


Wish it was longer- didn’t want the pages to end!

M. Trop

God Bless them all ! Well put together!!

L. Rogers

Wow! Your tireless efforts have culminated into an AMAZING historical reference any sports enthusiast will love. A must have for every family member of those profiled in this book. Wonderful job A.B. Whitfield!

K. Johnson

Pictorial History of the CIAA Professionals 1950-1984 is a book filled with fascinating stories of amazing black athletes that hailed from the oldest African-American college conference in the United States. I felt very proud and inspired by each biography I read. The photograph of the players in action, convey a real sense of action, drama and suspense. The athletes look like superheroes on the court or field! That image is complimented by the smooth, dignified, pictures of these men in clean, crisp suits. Speaking as a black man, sports lover and fashion photographer; I wholeheartedly recommend this book to adult and children.

S. Punch

This book is of no other compared to its' purpose. This book is not a report on stats nor a write-up on selected athletes. This book is vast in its publicity of black athletes from all intercollegiate sports. The author of this book is a former NFL player, Superbowl bounded, All-American, and the principal to Trey Whitfield School. His name is A.B Whitfield. This pictorial is attractive due to the number of athletes listed. Being the first pictorial book to be written entirely on CIAA(Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association) players in such intensity is an accomplishment and was needed. This book is an aspiration towards the athletes (1950-1984) of their hard work and their contribution to their teams. This book includes over 400 pages of rare and unpublished photos and old news articles. This book is organized by a listing of 100 athletes or more through their choice of University. It has the CIAA Hall of Fame Enshrinees (1977-1984) and has mentioned players who are rising to this status in this day. This book is not just a memory lane for A.B but holds memories for other families. This book is meant for all to see.

J. Martin

The Pictorial History of the CIAA professionals 1950-1985 Commemorative Edition is Amazing!! A. B. Whitfield does a superb historical update on the rise of CIAA success in professional sports for African - American that we grew up rooting for. This book is a must read for all Americans and a keep sake on the book shelves of all African- Americans with HBCU roots!

All Athletes from the CIAA, MEAC, ACC, BIG 10, Pac 12. SEC should have a copy of A. B. WHITFIELD’s masterpiece.

D. Joseph

A.B. Whitfield 's book should be a 'must read' for all young athletes who want to broaden their knowledge in sports from a historical view. The sports conferences in this book are not mainstreamed; consequently are excluded in the conversations of general college sports. The accomplishments of these conferences are getting further displaced in time. This book needs to be in the libraries of every college that has a sports program.

B. Al

This is truly a treasure of the best sports players ever known. Each of these greats have sacrifice much to be what they are today. I love the book, action, and interesting & fun reading.


I'm honored to know, Mr. A B Whitfield.

M. Nocito

Wonderful book about a little known conference.

"Jacoby"

A.B. Whitfield was my football teammate at Elizabeth City State University, and my High School football coach was Dr. Walter Lovett, p 275; JD Marshall, p.354 & John Turpin, p. 58 Tennis Coach & backfield Coach at ESCU. Well done, my friend, and a magnificent masterpiece of our culture. Where is Volume II?

E. Thompson