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February 19, 1999 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The scene is surreal: a high school gym in New Orleans in 1965, two basketball teams on the court. There are no cheering crowds, just two groups of parents in the bleachers, looking on. An aisle, and a tortured history, divides them--white on the right, black on the left. As the teams collide, the black team is tentative, the white team is playing to destroy.
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February 19, 1999 | JUDITH I. BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The scene is surreal: a high school gym in New Orleans in 1965, two basketball teams on the court. There are no cheering crowds, just two groups of parents in the bleachers, looking on. An aisle, and a tortured history, divides them--white on the right, black on the left. As the teams collide, the black team is tentative, the white team is playing to destroy.
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