Jim Hines Inducted Into Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame

Jim Hines

Olympic Gold medalist Jim Hines will be inducted into the Black Sports Hall of Fame in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 30. Hines became the first person to break the 10-second barrier in 1968 at the Olympic games in Mexico City. He will be honored along with Tommie Smith and John Carlos, figures who made history with their Black Power salute in the 1968 Summer Olympics and were Hines’ teammates. The event is one of the biggest Black events in the U.S. honoring African American former NFL players and several other Black inductees from the state of Texas. “I feel honored and privileged to be inducted into the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame,” said Hines, who attended Texas Southern University. “I was involved in 19 world records, sprinting and relays combined in my career. All that’s attributed to me being in Texas Southern University. It’s a great and special honor.”
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