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The Great Yates Documentary

The Great Yates - Thursday Night Lights and the Magical Season

                                                                                                                         Producers Don and Jocelyn Pinkard and Byron Hunter

This film was made to tell the little known story of the greatest team in Texas High School history, the 1985 Jack Yates Lions.

Yates, a perennial Texas High School football power, and one of the few remaining historically black high schools in Texas had challenged for state championship honors for years but had failed to win it all.

In 1985, the team achieved its potential and steamrolled the state in legendary fashion. This historic season culminated for Yates in an epic showdown and victory over the reigning kings of Texas high school football, the Odessa Permian Panthers of “Friday Night Lights” fame.

The Jack Yates’ 1985 season has been hailed as the greatest single season in the history of Texas high school football. The team was voted Texas High School Football “Team of the Decade for the 1980s” by the Houston Chronicle and Dave Campbell’s Texas Football magazine (the bible of high school football in the state of Texas).

This is their story.


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African American Museum of Dallas

COMMUNITY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COURSES - Online

HHDFW has already signed up for classes offered by the African American Museum of Dallas
COMMUNITY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COURSES - Online
Thursdays at 7-9 p.m.
July 16, 2020 to August 27, 2020
REGISTER @ aamdallas.org
Donation to the Museum for the class = minimum of $50 payable on line at aamdallas.org – under “SUPPORT.”
Class will close at an enrollment of 30 people.