Remember The Titans Directed By Boaz Yakin

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The movie Remember the Titans directed by Boaz Yakin is based on the racial and social tensions of the South. Alexandria, Virginia. This community was torn apart by racial conflicts, when it was ordered to combine their public schools. Cautiously, the school board replaces the popular white coach, Bill Yoast (Will Patton), with Herman Boone (Denzel Washington), a creditable black coach, as head coach of the T.C Williams Titans Football team. Boone, after the coaching switch up, invites Yoast to come back and join the team while being the new coach of the defensive line. Yoast accepts and together they inspire, not just a team, but the whole town to stop and “trust the soul of a man rather than the look of him”. This paper will cover a critical time in American history, when a 1971 Supreme Court mandate required southern school districts to finally end segregation. The drive to put white and African American children in the same educational classrooms was the most vital and potentially pervasive aspect of the civil-right movement. Based on actual events that happened during that time, the movie Remember the Titans shows it’s audience how to deal with the issue of racism and illustrates how one can overcome prejudice by uniting for a common cause or goal. This movie and essay will not only provide an impacting lesson of racism, but will also teach and provide examples of trust, loyalty, unity, and integrity. During the times of the desegregation laws passing it
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