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‘Honey’ Fitch, UConn’s first Black basketball player, endured racism in 1930s to blaze the trail for future Huskies
The name is not as well known in Husky annals as it should be. Fitch, the only Black student on campus when he arrived in 1932, was the first to ever play basketball at UConn. When the team traveled to Coast Guard, Fitch was not allowed to play. This is the story of what he endured to help make...