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Byrd Leavell

Venable School, Lane High School

What was terrific was, it was very clear on the football field that the best player got the position.  And so, when we’re there and the Blacks were part of it, we all realized, you’ve got to compete for the positions.  And then, when Burley closed, a lot of this athletic talent came over, and we really were good teams back then.  But it was clear whoever was the best player, I didn’t see any prejudice on the team coming along from being a player.  And that was just a normal way of doing things.