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Crispus Attucks documentary airs on TV Thursday

A letter addressed to the 1955 Crispus Attucks basketball team from President Barack Obama.

A letter addressed to the 1955 Crispus Attucks basketball team from President Barack Obama.

Ted Green, who is writing and producing a documentary about the historic Crispus Attucks High School, talks about the project inside a production studio at WYFI alongside editor Pete Saetre on April 22, 2016.

Ted Green, who is writing and producing a documentary about the historic Crispus Attucks High School, talks about the project inside a production studio at WYFI alongside editor Pete Saetre on April 22, 2016.

“Attucks: The School That Opened a City,” a documentary by Indianapolis-based filmmaker Ted Green, will air on television for the first time at 8 p.m. Thursday on WFYI-20.

The documentary features interviews with graduates from the high school that opened in 1927 to serve the city’s black population.

The film will focus on all aspects of the school, including an interview with former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, whose mentor graduated from Crispus Attucks. The 1955 state championship basketball team is also part of the documentary.

Last November, President Barack Obama sent a letter to members of that 1955 state title team led by Oscar Robertson. The letter says:

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Documentary on Crispus Attucks High to premiere this week

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