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SEC Integration Timeline

The integration of the Southeastern Conference stretched over more than six long years, beginning with Kentucky signing Nate Northington to a football scholarship in December 1965. Below are the initial black players on basketball and football scholarships at each of...

Black Teen Suicide Attempts Up 73%

Suicide attempts among black children and teenagers have increased by 73 percent since 1991, according to a new study based on responses from 200,000 American high school students and published this month in the Journal of Pediatrics. Suicide remains the second...

‘Henry Harris changed me’

I did not catch the man’s name over the weekend. I wish I had because I will long remember what he said—“Henry Harris changed me.” He was not the first person to tell me that. The man told me, somewhat embarrassingly, “I was a kid growing up in Birmingham with all...

Author Sam Heys Speaks at Auburn Family Friday Speaker Series

Award-winning author and journalist Sam Heys will continue the Auburn Family Friday Speaker Series Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. at the Auburn Alumni Center. The event is being held in conjunction with Black Alumni Weekend. The 2019-2020 academic year is the 50th anniversary of...

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