Dr. Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton, “Nashville’s Negro League Legacy and Major League Baseball, The Connection”
Dr. Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton is from Nashville, Tennessee. She received her B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education from Fisk University in 1975 and her M.S. degree in Sports Administration from Florida State University in 1976. In 2003, she received her doctorate in Sport and Recreation Management from Temple University. Prior to her retirement as a college professor at Tennessee State University, Dr. Kimbro-Hamilton taught at Alabama A&M University, Stillman College, Bethune-Cookman College, and was a Metro-Davidson County School teacher. At Fisk University, she was a former Athletic Director and Coach.
She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work in women’s sport from the Women’s Sport Foundation, and the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport. In 2012, she was inducted into the Temple University Women’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame. . In 2017, she was inducted into Fisk University Sports Hall of Fame. In 2015, Dr. Kimbro-Hamilton published her first book called “Daddy’s Scrapbook: Henry Kimbro of the Negro Baseball League, A Daughter’s Perspective. The book received the Robert Peterson Recognition Award at the 19th Annual Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in 2016. The award is given annually for bodies of work that increase public awareness about the Negro Baseball League. She is married to Mr. Herbert Hamilton and they have a son, Patrick Hamilton.