It’s Now The ‘Perry Wallace Way’

Vanderbilt and the city of Nashville have renamed a seven-block section of 25th Avenue South “Perry Wallace Way” in honor of the first black basketball player in the SEC. Ironically, but appropriately, Wallace wore number 25 at Vanderbilt, which retired his number in...

Harris’s Farewell Earns an Ovation

Here are excerpts from Chapter 27 of Remember Henry Harris, describing Harris’s final home game at Auburn on February 26, 1972. Pages 197-200 With 1:18 left to play, Harris fouled out with ten points, three rebounds, and four assists. Unselfish to the end, he had...

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...