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Remember Henry Harris : Lost Icon of a Revolution: A Story of Hope and Self-Sacrifice in America
by Sam Heys




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After the freedom rides ended, after the bus boycotts and sit-ins, the marches and protests, and long after the TV cameras and federal marshals packed up and went home, Henry Harris enrolled at Auburn University in 1968. Brave but alone, Harris was the first African American on athletic scholarship at Auburn and, more importantly, the first black football or basketball player at any of the seven SEC schools in the Deep South. An exceptional basketball player, he was valedictorian of all-black Greene County Training School in Boligee, Alabama. But nothing could prepare him for the next four years in the SEC and at Auburn. Sam Heys became curios about Harris's life on the night 1974 when he ripped an article from a newswire and read four paragraphs reporting Harris's suicide at twenty-four. But the details were vague and the story was hardly, missing all the "whys." Heys fills in the facts, answers the questions, and traces Harris's extraordinary passage from an abandoned store in tiny Boligee, Alabama, to a rooftop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a journey that helped revolutionize the South and America.

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Overview

After the freedom rides ended, after the bus boycotts and sit-ins, the marches and protests, and long after the TV cameras and federal marshals packed up and went home, Henry Harris enrolled at Auburn University in 1968. Brave but alone, Harris was the first African American on athletic scholarship at Auburn and, more importantly, the first black football or basketball player at any of the seven SEC schools in the Deep South. An exceptional basketball player, he was valedictorian of all-black Greene County Training School in Boligee, Alabama. But nothing could prepare him for the next four years in the SEC and at Auburn. Sam Heys became curios about Harris's life on the night 1974 when he ripped an article from a newswire and read four paragraphs reporting Harris's suicide at twenty-four. But the details were vague and the story was hardly, missing all the "whys." Heys fills in the facts, answers the questions, and traces Harris's extraordinary passage from an abandoned store in tiny Boligee, Alabama, to a rooftop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a journey that helped revolutionize the South and America.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780578565781
  • ISBN-10: 0578565781
  • Publisher: Healing Forward LLC
  • Publish Date: September 2019
  • Page Count: 364
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 5.98 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.17 pounds


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