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...

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...