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You Don't Say: 'Once you make improvements within a community, then there will be some improvement. But the disparities are still there.'

Cedric Alvis is the current football coach at Hickman High School. He sees firsthand the lessons athletics can teach kids in school. His grandfather, Larry Monroe, played football at Douglass High School many years ago when schools were segregated.

They sat down with KBIA's Olivia Love for a chat at Hickman High School. The pair began by talking about what life looked like for the Black working class in the 80s.

You Don’t Say is a special project commissioned by the City of Columbia’s bicentennial Como200 task force. It’s co-produced by the Sharp End Heritage Committee and KBIA.

Janet Saidi is a producer and professor at KBIA and the Missouri School of Journalism.
Trevor Hook is a reporter, producer and morning anchor for KBIA 91.3 born and raised in New Franklin, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri with both a Master's degree in Audio Journalism in 2020 and a Bachelor's degree in Convergence Journalism in 2018.