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After the encore presentation of As If We Were Ghosts, the cast and crew sat down to discuss the film. The panel consisted of legendary GIA coach Raymond Tweet Williams, Future hall of fame athlete Frank Seay, Houston High Ghost Carl Lumpkin, CEO and producer Ron Bivins, GPB head of production Keocia Howard, and Legendary Hollywood producer Monty Ross. The Panel was moderated by former tv personality Ann Kimbrough.
As If We Were Ghosts reconstructs the history of segregated high school athletics from the 1940s to the 1960s alongside the simultaneous movements for civil rights and justice. The film brings together a team of athletes, coaches, cheerleaders, and bands to provide unique perspectives on historical events while bringing to light the astounding accomplishments of African American athletic programs in the South. This story unfolds through the voices of NBA legend Walt Frazier, former NFL players Otis Sistruck, and Monk Johnson, championship coaches, band directors, cheerleaders, and amazing Black athletes whose high school exploits were never recognized outside of their neighborhoods.
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Ron Bivins, Executive Producer
Herb White, Executive Producer
Monty Ross, Filmmaker-in-Residence
Bruce Burkhardt, Producer, Editor
Nwandi Lawson, Producer
Dr. Herbert Eichelberger, Consulting Producer
Dr. Ann Wead Kimbrough, Supervising Producer
Andre Jones, Videographer, Producer
Karla Winfrey, Producer
Pam Oliver, Storyteller Producer, Voice Over Actor
Lisa DeWitt, Voiceover / Narration
Emily Antoine, Editor
Dennis Gould, Editor
Dalonte Mason, Editor
Khara Seeley, Editor
Becky Taylor, Historian
Deitrah Taylor, Historian
Grady McGill, Photographer, PA
Lisa Nelson, PA
Veverly Byrd-Davis, Graphic Designer
Dontae Iverson, Actor, Asst. to Supervising Prod.
Chris Foote, Technology
Sylvester Lee, Technology
Frequently, new pictures and stories will be posted in this space to remind us of our glorious history #ghostsnomore
No matter the score, much of the excitement of attending a game at a Black school came during the halftime when the marching band and cheerleaders took the field.
“You’re not representing yourself or your school. You’re representing your race,” Walt Frazier says he was told as a student at Howard High School in Atlanta.
Do you want to host an As If We Were Ghosts Watch Party(ies)?
Contact us today to become a "Ghost Truster" for the Prime Times 9 p.m., June 13 and 5 p.m. Juneteenth premiere nights of the As If We Were Ghosts documentary! If you volunteer to host, a special Swag bag full of memorabilia will be mailed to you. Thank You!
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