#Repost @ncmuseumhistory • • • • • • After playing in the @NFL for 5 seasons, @DurhamNC’s Ernie Barnes retired to pursue art, becoming the first professional American athlete to become a noted painter! 🎨 Before the NFL, Barnes played college football at @nccueagle! .. Discover his story in our video series, “A Storied Past: North Carolina’s African American History!” .. #LinkinBio #ncmoh #erniebarnes #thesugarshack #museumlife #nfl #durhamight #🐂💪🏽

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