The Integration Of SEC Football

Greg Page and Nate Northington were about to become the SEC’s first two black football players in 1967 at Kentucky when tragedy marred the process, Here are excerpts from Remember Henry Harris about Page’s death and Northington’s extraordinary life: Pages 72-75 Time...

Alabama To Retire Wendell Hudson’s Number

Wendell Hudson became the first black scholarship athlete at the University of Alabama in 1969, and his bravery over the next four years has positively impacted University of Alabama athletics for the past half-century. On Saturday, February 15—fifty years after his...

Thom Gossom’s Commentary On Henry Harris

Here is a commentary about “Remember Henry Harris,” and about Harris himself, by his friend Thom Gossom, who was Auburn’s second varsity football player. It was posted under the headline “As I See It” on Gossom’s professional...

Collis Temple and Integration at LSU

On the eve of tomorrow’s SEC showdown between first-place LSU and second-place Auburn, here’s a Black History Month lookback at the integration of LSU basketball by Collis Temple—through excerpts from Remember Henry Harris: Page 108 [1969] At LSU, three years had...

‘Watch for Harris:’ Freshman Scores 43 at Kentucky

Fifty-one years ago today—February 3, 1969—Auburn freshman Henry Harris scored 43 points at Lexington, Kentucky, against a freshman team made up of Kentucky players who would win three straight SEC titles from 1970-72. “Watch for Harris” read the headline in the...