Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Calvin A. Wilkerson
Calvin, Wilkerson was a renowned entrepreneur and a caring and compassionate member of the Grambling community. Wilkerson was one of the first African Americans to serve on the Lincoln Parish School Board and he worked to get blacks registered to vote in Lincoln Parish. In 1976, his store, Collegiate Shoppe, was the largest black owned clothing store in the south and achieved top ratings from Dunn and Bradstreet. Founded in 1956, Collegiate Shoppe remains a Grambling landmark even today
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Industry & Commerce.
Location. 32° 32.278′ N, 92° 42.826′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker is on Legends Drive (State Highway 149) south of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Legends Avenue, Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward R. Jones (here, next to this marker); Mr. Earnest "Earnie" Miles (here, next to this marker); Martha Woodard Andrus (here, next to this John Williams, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Howard Davis (here, next to this marker); Ralph Allen Garr (here, next to this marker); Robert M. "Bob" Hopkins (here, next to this marker); Willis Reed, Jr. (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.