Attucks: The School That Opened a City DVD
Built during the ugliest decade in Indiana history, built when the Ku Klux Klan rand the state and Hoosiers everyday racist roots pushed deeper still, all-black Crispus Attucks High School was intended to isolate, to denigrate, ultimately to fail. Instead, it produced generals and scholars, surgeons and scientists, world-class musicians and athletes--generations of contributors to a society that initially scorned them. Most important, Attucks helped trigger a sea change in race relations in Indianapolis, and still stands as a national model of what can be done under the most difficult circumstances.
Major General Harry Brooks, Jr., Oscar Robertson, Janet Langhart Cohen, General Norris Overton, international music figures David Baker and Angela Brown and many others come together in a highly charged yet ultimately celebratory story of perseverance, resilience and courage.
DVD format. Running time: 1 hr. 52 min. 43 sec. 2016, WFYI.
Produced, Written and Narrated by Ted Green.