Remember The Titans Movie Synopsis
This is the true story of a football team that results when three high schools (two black and one
white) are integrated in 1971. The former white coach (Patton) steps down, and a black coach
(Washington) takes over, much to the chagrin of those local people with lingering racist tendencies.
Against great odds, the resultant new team went on to great success.
Growing up in "Northern States" in the pre 1971 era, I really did not know what "race hate" was all about. Civil Rights was the law of the land when I was a kid and our school system was always integrated. I graduated from High School in 1974 and our High School had a "winning" football team, so this film is something to which I can relate. There were only 4 or 5 blacks in our High School Graduating Class of about 300 kids but 2 of the 6 years we were together we had one Black class officer. Blacks were always allowed on the school sports teams. If anything, the slow, fat white guys got laughed at and humiliated. When I left Colleg