“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: