Members of the Natchez Athletic Association (N.A.A.) in 1902. At that time, Professor A.K. Franklin served as the association's physical director and the N.A.A. boasted an impressive 106 members. Natchez Democrat articles, advertisements, and announcements invited citizens to attend track and field events, football games, and other competitive activities hosted by the organization.

An August 30, 1902, Natchez Democrat article (second image) mentions a "fine attraction" held by the N.A.A. Professor Franklin was to run a 100-yard dash but his competitor was sick and unable to attend. The article also published the results from each event including the pole vault and standing broad jump.


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