Tommy Theodose headshot

Tommy Theodose

Lane High School

Tommy Theodose: Again, I remember taking a number of Black kids to the administration — this is before integration took place — then they turned them down.  They wouldn’t let ’em play.

George Gilliam: So what did you do?  How did you react to that?

Tommy Theodose: You know, I have a hard time remembering, and, of course, I was disappointed, because I wanted them to play for me, and the administration turned them down, and they couldn’t.  And I think later on we integrated all the schools, so I actually got the Black kids into the program.