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Center for Public History, University of Houston; University of Houston Libraries, University of Houston
In Fall 2015, Houston History Magazine interviewed five alumni of Yates High School to discuss the Turkey Day Classic football game that saw the competition between Phyllis Wheatley and Jack Yates High Schools. The group recalls the happenings within the Third Ward during the week leading up to the big game, and excitement surrounding those events. The group gives vividly imagery of attending the game, performing at halftime, and playing in the game. The group also reminisces on their school days, the lessons they learned, and the teachers, coaches, and individuals who made an impact on their lives. Throughout, pride in their school, neighborhood, and each other resonates through the enthusiasm shown in the conversation. Despite the burden of living in segregated, unequal circumstances, each former student discusses the unity of Third Ward and how it contributed to the success and popularity of the Classic. Interviewer: Aman Washington.
Sports; African Americans; Civil rights; Jack Yates High School (Houston, Texas)
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