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Bobby Grier

Bobby Grier speaks with press and representatives from the Sugar Bowl in 1956.

Blake Van Leer growing up as an orphan

Van Leer was born in Mangum, Oklahoma and grew up without family in an all girls orphanage in Galveston, Texas.

Bobby Grier collection

Grier going through memorabilia from his participation in the Sugar Bowl. Just some of his collection includes patches, newspaper articles, and even letters of support from citizens and civic organizations