Monday, July 20, 2020

Making America great again

In 1969, the Houston High School Indians won the state championship -- a first for their city of Perry, Georgia. But it was the era of segregation, and Houston High was all black, so not much was made of the victory.

There was no celebration. No parade. No championship rings or memorabilia. After the school was integrated, the win was lost to history, until this month, when the city finally did right by the athletes. It held a special ceremony and every surviving former player received a '69 championship ring.

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