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Jackie Robinson and Roland Harden—The HT Connection

Mr. Roland Harden ([pictured above), a 1950 Samuel Huston College graduate played on the basketball team that was coached by Jackie Robinson.  Harden shared the experience during a Jackie Robinson film screening and discussion led by HT’s Assistant Professor of History Theodore Francis. Harden is pictured with members of the HT softball team.

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Jackie Robinson

Huston-Tillotson University joins the world in acknowledgement of baseball great Jackie Robinson.  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. Ken Burn’s “Jackie Robinson” documentary explores the nuanced life and legacy of Robinson. Screening will be held in King-Seabrook Chapel. Read more.

Rev. Karl Downs (left) president of Samuel Huston College, 1943-1948, was the officiant at the Jackie Robinson wedding to Rachel.

Jackie Robinson

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Check your television listing for the KLRU PBS Jackie Robinson documentary by Ken Burns.

See the FOX7 and Ken Herman, Austin American-Statesman features