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00:00:02 - Childhood

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Partial Transcript: I'm at Yazoo City High School talking to Mr. Andrew Gates who's been a teacher in this district for quite some time.

Segment Synopsis: Gates discusses his childhood, his educational experience, and some of the political activities in Mississippi during his youth.

Keywords: Athlete; Basketball; Coaching; College; Harrison County (Miss.); High school; Jackson State University; Long Beach (Miss.); Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; Teaching; Yazoo City Training School

Subjects: Civil rights movement; Education, Higher--United States; Education, Primary--United States; Education, Secondary--United States; Physical education teachers--Training of; Protest, culture and society; Public schools--Mississippi; Segregation in education--United States; Segregation--United States; Teaching--United States

00:05:05 - Interview process / getting hired / school integration

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Partial Transcript: Do you remember anything about your--the process of interviewing for your job?

Segment Synopsis: Gates discusses his early teaching career and the effects of school integration on his career.

Keywords: Basketball; Canal Street; Coaching; Head coaches; High school; Integration; Interview process; Job; Recommendation; Teaching; Yazoo City Training School

Subjects: African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Social conditions; High school athletes; Physical education teachers--Training of; Public schools--Mississippi; School integration--United States

00:14:13 - Discrimination in employment / white flight from Yazoo City

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Partial Transcript: So you, you felt like, uh, you had been passed over but you were trying to look at the bigger principle of the thing.

Segment Synopsis: Gates discusses some of the difficulties he has had due to race discrimination, and the white flight from integrated public schools.

Keywords: Athletics; Coaching; Head coach; Job; Manchester Academy; Segregation; Sports; Sports program; White flight

Subjects: African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Recreation; African Americans--Social conditions; High school athletes; Recreational sports; School integration--United States

00:18:45 - Black boycott of downtown / voting rights / Black political activism in Yazoo City

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Partial Transcript: I wanted to also ask you about something that was going on at the same time in Yazoo City which was the Black boycott of downtown.

Segment Synopsis: Gates discusses the Black boycott of downtown Yazoo City, voter rights, and housing conditions in Yazoo City.

Keywords: Boycotts; Civil rights movement; Downtown; Economic disadvantages; Economic opportunity; Equality; Grand Avenue; Home ownership; Jobs; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; Protests; Residential areas; Shopping; Voters; Voting

Subjects: African Americans--Economic conditions; African Americans--Employment; African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights movement; Protest, culture and society; Voting--United States

00:29:07 - Personal circumstances / African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Partial Transcript: I'm wondering if you, uh, have been treated with additional respect b--for being a coach.

Segment Synopsis: Gates discusses his personal relations with people across race, and his activity in the AME Church.

Keywords: AME Church; Church; Community; Race; Racism; Respect; Social interactions

Subjects: African Americans--Religion; African Americans--Social conditions