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Attucks: The School That Opened a City 


Oscar Robertson

General Colin Powell

A’Lelia Bundles

Janet Langhart-Cohen

Pat Payne

David Baker

James Madison

Richard Piece

Paul Mullins

Many more



Producer, Director, Writer, Narrator: Ted Green

Editor: Pete Saetre

Music: Dr. Tyron Cooper

Graphic Artists: Pete Saetre, Judi Border, Jim Hall, Sean Donelson

Research: Ted Green, Pete Saetre, Alexandra Selheim, Megan Lux, Steve Donahoe, Jack Shockley


Produced by Ted Green Films and WFYI

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Built while the Ku Klux Klan ran Indiana, built to denigrate, isolate and ultimately fail, Crispus Attucks High School produced scholars and surgeons, scientists and engineers, world-class artists and athletes. Over time it became a grass-roots agent for integration, changing the face, quite literally, of a society. Oscar Robertson, Gen. Colin Powell, A’Lelia Bundles, David Baker, Janet Langhart-Cohen and others help tell the story of a nationally groundbreaking learning institution.


Daniel H. Former, Emmy-winning filmmaker

“Superb and significant story, brilliantly told.”

Dr. Richard Pierce, Notre Dame historian

“A noteworthy achievement … touching, informative and cohesive.”

Dr. James Madison, Indiana University historian

“Just superb … great historical context brings out the significance of the story.”


Won regional Emmys for Best Documentary, Writing, Research and Music. Also nominated for Editing.

Earned Green the Servant Leader Legacy Award from the Indianapolis Urban League

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