More Than a Game: Virtual Panel Discussion
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The 1967-68 basketball season of Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School in West Palm Beach was history in the making. Coach Floyd Andrews led an exceptional team to the first state title during integrated play. Roosevelt was the center of a tight-knit community with high standards where racism was not an excuse. In 1970, the school would close as part of the long-delayed process of desegregation.
This panel is an extension of the exhibit More Than a Game: Champions in the midst of Desegregation at the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum through February 26, 2022, in honor of Black History Month.
Floyd Andrews, Coach
Ricardo “Rick” Easley, Team Captain, 1967-1968
Chuck Otterson, retired sportswriter, The Palm Beach Post
Calvin Patterson, Roosevelt Class of 1963, basketball player
Moderator: Nick Pugliese, Gannett Florida Sports Editor
Proudly presented in partnership with the following:
Commissioner Mack Bernard, Palm Beach County
Mayor Keith James, West Palm Beach
Council Member Katrina Long-Robinson, Westlake
Richard A. Ryles, Esq.
Ann Marie Sorrell
Title Sponsor: Palm Beach County Sports Commission
The Loreen Beisswenger Farish Charitable Foundation
The Mary Alice Fortin Foundation
Pat Moran Family Foundation
The Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation
Scaife Family Foundation
West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority