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Island spent 32 years teaching, has been pastor since 1963
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Submitted photo Grambling resident Henry Island has served in the Korean War, was recruited by GSU coaching legend Eddie Robinson and taught high school during segregation.

Serving in the Korean War and teaching at Lincoln High School through segregation — Henry Island is a man who has seen the changing of the times.

“My experiences are unexplainable,” he said.

Island graduated from high school in 1951, and said the late Grambling State University head football coach Eddie Robinson recruited him to play football for GSU.

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