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City-County Council presents WFYI, Ted Green with resolution for Attucks documentary

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The Indianapolis City-County Council has presented WFYI President Lloyd Wright and local filmmaker Ted Green with a special resolution for their combined work on Attucks: The School That Opened a City. The documentary, which premiered on WFYI 1 in September, detailed the achievements of the city’s all-black high school that opened in 1927 and overcame tremendous adversity to produce a number of world-changing graduates.

“Ted did a marvelous job of capturing the important stories that school has to tell,” Wright said. “The program continues to be broadcast on WFYI and also lives on wfyi.org where it still draws rave reviews and many thanks, which is very gratifying.”

“It’s amazing to see how people have reacted to this story,” Green said. “The response has been overwhelming, and requests for screenings and presentations keep pouring in. I couldn’t be happier to help spread the word of the incredible legacy of the school’s teachers, students and administration from all those years ago.”

District 9 Councilor William Oliver, a Crispus Attucks alum, presented the resolution at the outset of the City-County Council’s meeting Monday night. Several other Attucks alumni were also on hand for the presentation.

“Ted Green Films and WFYI Public Media truly embodied the African-American experience here in Indianapolis, and the importance of Crispus Attucks High School to the many students that walked its hallways,” Councilor Oliver said in a press release. “As an Attucks alum, I am grateful that this period in history has been accurately recorded and can be shared with many generations to come.”

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