They didn’t have much in common when they met in 1971 and, by their own admission, still don’t today. But when Coaches Herman Boone and Bill Yoast took over the football team at the newly de-segregated T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, they knew they had a job to do together.
Their team, portrayed in the 2000 film, “Remember the Titans,” went on to win the 1971 state championship. Boone and Yoast brought their message of respect and leadership to an audience of more than 900 at Barry’s Broad Center for the Performing Arts January 28 as part of a program developed through Miami Shores’ new Community Learning Partnership (CLP).
The lecture was part of larger diversity programming brought to four schools in Miami Shores through CLP. Along with Barry, students, faculty and administrators from the Miami-Country Day School, The Cushman School and Doctor’s Charter School participated in the event.