In the movie “Remember the Titans” a southern community during the civil rights movement witnessed integration. There were predetermined stereotypes towards both races, which was over come through the communities’ passion for football. This film also illustrated how the issue of integration could be accepted into American society through the direct stories of the players on the team. Sunshine, a California born hippy was introduced to the team while at football camp, at first he was judged and discriminated on by both black and white players. However within a short time of the boys playing together friendships had formed and the judgments were lost.
I believe that Jarre’s speech moves people because this movie is based off a true story. The 54th was organized in March 1863. Since the 54th was the first regiment that consisted of all black soldiers, excluding the leaders, all eyes were on them to see if they were capable of fighting in the war. If the performance turned out to be good, it would be the deciding factor if African-Americans could be used in battle. The regiment earned its greatest fame on July 18, 1863, sadly, it was for their unsuccessful attack on the Confederate soldiers at Fort Wagner, cost them the lives of nearly 54 men from the regiment and about 200 men wounded.
Hancock quotes an ESPN interview with Patterson saying, “We had a vision nine years ago of reaching a BCS bowl and going to a national championship. A lot of people laughed and shook their heads and said, 'Well, that's nice.' We're now crossing that threshold” (Hancock “Should College”). Also, Hancock argues that college football already has a single-elimination post-season playoff: the regular season. The argument Hancock makes is that the regular season is so important; losing teams are eliminated from a chance at the championship while winning teams have that chance.
Sam Rall Remember the Titans Remember the Titans is a film set in Alexandria, Virginia during the year 1971. Directed by Boaz Yakin the film follows a school, T. C. Williams that was the first to be racially integrated. This caused a great deal of conflict between the races, and the film depicts how a football team can bring together two races and create the unity that is displayed later. The film tackles themes such as both inter and intra racial racism as well as the way a town can come together. Yakin uses techniques such as camera angles, dialogue, music, and relationships to create a strong emotional tie between the viewers and the film.
These three components work together to construct both positive and negative attitudes and also change existing attitudes. For example; at the beginning of the film there was no racial mixing – the blacks and whites were completely separate until the merger of the two schools. In consequence of the merger the African American students and their families were subject to protests, discrimination and snide comments such as “your people” and “black animals”. This situation in particular showed the negative attitudes and superiority held/formed towards the black people, even so as the film proceeded both the white and black football players learnt to work together and gradually built friendships, therefore changing their attitudes towards each other from negative to positive. Discrimination is shown in many forms throughout this film.
After moving first to Westfield, the family finally settled in Somerville, New Jersey, in 1909, where William Robeson was appointed pastor of St. Thomas AME Zion Church. Robeson experienced both fame and racism during his college years. In trying out for the varsity football team, where blacks were not wanted he encountered physical brutality. In spite of this resistance Robeson not only earned a place on the team but was named first on the roster for the All-American college team. He graduated with 15 letters in sports.
Date: March 21, 2012 To: Mrs. Tice From: Tylor Mills Subject : New Game Uniforms Football is a huge tradition at Kossuth High School. Deion Sanders once said “If you look good you play good.” Our team has had the same game uniforms since 2006. They are old and worn out, and in desperate need of replacing. When we travel to other schools and represent our own, do we want to wear something that looks like it has been dug out of the garbage? If we have uniforms that look like terrible then the players are going to think, well if they don’t care about us and how we look on the field then why should we play for them.
Under the pressure of activist groups and President Franklin Roosevelt, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), who had not allowed black Americans entrance into its academy, finally gave in and allowed blacks to enroll for the flight program. They did this grudgingly though, fearing the programs would fail. The Army’s decisions about blacks in its ranks were still influenced by a 1925 Army War College report called The Use of Negro Manpower in War. The 67-page report was full of cruel and untrue generalizations about the behavior of black men during wartime and the black race in general (1). The stage was set in Tuskegee Alabama, and the Tuskegee Airmen were born.
In Remember The Titans coach Boone manipulates the students to overcome their ingrained racial distrust and play for each other in the football team. In one part of the movie he exaggerates his childhood to inspire and uplift the new quarterback, “sunshine”: Boone says: “when I was fifteen years old I lost my mother and my father in the same month Ronnie, same month. 12 brothers and sisters I was the youngest one of them, now I wasn't ready either, but they needed me. Your team needs you tonight, you're the Colonel, and you’re going to command your troops!” Coach Paul 'Doc' Hines: “You have twelve brothers and sisters”? Coach Boone: “Eight”.
In 1991 they played in the Sugar Bowl against University of Florida, and everybody said Notre Dame was going to lose. Coach Holtz kept a positive attitude because he knew what his team was capable of, he let the negativity roll off his back. The Fighting Irish won that game, upsetting the Gators and all of their fans. Step two, Tackle Adversity. When you get knocked down, and you will, get back up.