HT Joins the World in Celebration of Jackie Robinson Day
Friday Apr, 12 2013
Huston-Tillotson University joins the world in acknowledgement of baseball great Jackie Robinson. President Larry L. Earvin and others proclaim April 15, 2013, as Jackie Robinson Day. Robinson was a Samuel Huston College instructor, basketball coach, and athletic director before joining the Brooklyn Dodgers. He later served on the Huston-Tillotson College Board of Trustees. The movie “42″ in theaters now depicts the depth of his character while facing racism.
Rev. Karl Downs (left) president of Samuel Huston College, 1943-1948, was the officiant at the Jackie Robinson wedding to Rachel.
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