William Yoast, the high school football coach featured in Remember the Titans, will be addressing the College and local community at the sixth annual Southern Maryland Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast held on Monday, Jan. 18 in the Great Room.
Remember the Titans, released in 2000, portrayed T.C. Williams High School football team as they experienced their first year as a integrated school in the early 1970s. Assistant Coach Yoast, played by Will Patton, served alongside Herman Boone, played by Denzel Washington in the film.
“I believe that William Yoast is an excellent choice for the speaker at the MLK prayer breakfast this year… in our time in our nation’s history where the only way to move forward is teamwork and unity, I don’t think there is a more qualified person to talk to our student body,” said Black Student Union President Darren McCutchen.
The event will also feature guest speaker John W. Franklin, the associate director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, set to open 2015. U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer will also be in attendance and the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Gospel Choir will be performing.
The breakfast starts at 7a.m. and the program begins at 8a.m. Tickets are available at the door for $7.