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first black scholarship athlete at any SEC in the Deep South

  • Wendell Hudson was the first African American scholarship athlete in The University of Alabama’s history. Last month, he made history, again, becoming the university’s first student-athlete to have his jersey retired. But what about the unsung heroes whose stories are untold because they don’t have a storybook ending?In this week’s Crunk Culture commentary, Robin Boylorn reflects on the life of a forgotten pioneer. And, a as a note to listeners, Robin says "Henry Harris would’ve been both Auburn and Alabama’s first black student-athlete" in the piece. As a correction, he would’ve been either school’s first black scholarship athlete.