This weekend's homecoming celebration at Kentucky State University also marks its 125th anniversary.
To make this year's homecoming more special, the organizers have added more live music to the proceedings, which include a performance by The Whispers and Midnight Star. Some of Midnight Star's members are alumni.
KSU representative Felicia Lewis said she didn't know how many additional alumni to expect this year. A typical homecoming attracts 35,000. She said the precedent set by attendance at this year's President's Scholarship Gala in April, which sold out, makes her think there will be a sizable crowd.