Back in the Day

Paducah's 'Big House' the focus of documentary By JOSHUA ROBERTS
Two documentary filmmakers will visit Paducah for next month's Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration as part of their project chronicling the life and influence of a celebrated city son: the late Clarence "Big House" Gaines. Production on "Man to Man," a feature-length documentary, began in February and  examines Gaines' 46-year basketball coaching  career at Winston-Salem State University
and his relationships with players and the community. Born in Paducah in 1923, Gaines led Winston-Salem to the 1967 Division II national championship, the first historically black school to win an NCAA title.  link   They Call Me Big House," The Clarence E. Gaines Story,  link   
BSU Student Athlete Sophomore Ricci Alleyne, a NCAA Indoor Track Qualifier from Bowie State, talk's track and athlete scholarships as a vehicle for women to handle their business.
RICCI ALLEYNE AND TERRENCE STAFFORD RECOGNIZED AS
ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETES  Greg Goings
 At HBCU Homecomings' Vendors hawk a variety of goods, fish and chicken, sweat shirts, and jewelry  while looking for old classmates who attended "back in the day".  A custom sweat shit vendors enticement  of a "black man just  trying to make a living"  caught my ear.

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