TUESDAY UPDATE: This event has been canceled. Spring Valley High School Assistant Principal Paul Finkelstein said that one of the scheduled panelists, Harry Flournoy, cannot attend, and Finkelstein must regretfully cancel the program.
FROM MONDAY: Spring Valley High School will hold a Black History month panel discussion for students and staff this Friday, Feb. 27, called “A Historical Black Perspective, triumph during transition.”
Spring Valley High School Assistant Principal Paul Finkelstein says the panel will focus on the success of three individuals who changed the shape of opportunities as they exist for African Americans by reaching high levels in their careers during the civil rights era of the 1960s.
The panel will feature Willie Trotman, President of the Spring Valley NAACP; Harry Flournoy, team captain of the 1966 Texas Western College NCAA championship team, which had the first all-black starting line in college history to win an NCAA championship; and Spring Valley High basketball coach Willie Worsley, who played for Texas Western College and was a starter in the championship game. Flournoy and Worsley are portrayed in the 2006 Disney movie “Glory Road,” which was inspired by the team’s victory March 19, 1966.
Read more about the legendary game here: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/oconnor/2006-01-02-glory-road_x.htm
The discussion will take place during three assembly periods, starting at 8:38 a.m. and ending at 10:52 a.m.
For more information, contact Finkelstein at 845-577-6500.