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Post by LooseGoose on 2016-06-20, 12:05

Spent 10 minutes in the search and still can't find our old thread on this.

A daughter learns her father's legacy

In the spring of 1963, Gene Washington sat in his La Porte, Texas, living room listening to Dan Boisture, a Michigan State University football coach, make the case for why Washington should join the team. At the time, Washington wouldn't be allowed to attend any of the major universities in Texas during the era of segregation.

His education would be covered with a full athletic scholarship at Michigan State. Duffy Daugherty, the Hall of Fame coach who'd been conducting clinics around Texas, had heard good things about Washington.

Washington remembers this day not only for how it changed his life, but because it was the first time a white person had ever set foot in his home.

In quick succession, he experienced a series of firsts as he headed to Michigan: riding on an airplane, entering a restaurant through the front door, living with and making white friends. Once in East Lansing, he and the other black members of the team -- Bubba Smith, George Webster, and Clinton Jones -- would comprise the first fully integrated lineup in Michigan State history, going on to win the National Championship in 1965 and 1966. The following year, they were drafted into the NFL in the first round, all while the civil rights movement blazed around them.

For all the elements of historical and cultural significance that Washington's story offers, there's one person who was mostly unaware of it: his youngest daughter, Maya. Growing up in the suburbs of Minneapolis in the 1980s and '90s, long after her father's career with Michigan State and the Minnesota Vikings had ended, she remembers having the inkling that her dad was somebody -- she just didn't know who.

"In the community, he'd say hi to people, or people would say hi to him, and I remember saying, 'Do you know them?' and he'd say 'No.' But now I realize, maybe people were recognizing him," says Maya.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-06-20, 12:38

This sounds really cool. Anybody know the expected release date? Could any of tSwill writers score an interview with Maya Washington?
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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-20, 12:52

Turtleneck wrote:This sounds really cool. Anybody know the expected release date? Could any of tSwill writers score an interview with Maya Washington?
as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??
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Post by Turtleneck on 2016-06-20, 12:54

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:This sounds really cool. Anybody know the expected release date? Could any of tSwill writers score an interview with Maya Washington?
as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

The opposite of whatever pops into your head.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-20, 12:56

Turtleneck wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

The opposite of whatever pops into your head.
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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by DWags on 2016-06-20, 13:07

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:This sounds really cool. Anybody know the expected release date? Could any of tSwill writers score an interview with Maya Washington?
as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

What's her favorite color.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-20, 13:08

DWags wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

What's her favorite color.
I already had that penciled in. Thanks, man.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by tGreenWay on 2016-06-20, 13:41

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:This sounds really cool. Anybody know the expected release date? Could any of tSwill writers score an interview with Maya Washington?
as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

What's her favorite city?
What's her favorite state?
Who is her favorite president?
Who is her favorite actor named Denzel?
If she were a tree, what kind would she be?

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Blanch32 on 2016-06-20, 13:49

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:This sounds really cool. Anybody know the expected release date? Could any of tSwill writers score an interview with Maya Washington?
as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

Ask her if she's worried.


Also, ask her if she too enjoys it when an unarmed black teen gets murdered by a gun
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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-06-20, 13:56


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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-20, 14:02

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:
as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

What's her favorite city?
What's her favorite state?
Who is her favorite president?
Who is her favorite actor named Denzel?
If she were a tree, what kind would she be?
I'm a big fan of the "what's the last song you listened to and why" question... it's a window into the person's soul.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-06-20, 14:14


That's unfortunate.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2016-06-20, 14:32

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:

What's her favorite city?
What's her favorite state?
Who is her favorite president?
Who is her favorite actor named Denzel?
If she were a tree, what kind would she be?
I'm a big fan of the "what's the last song you listened to and why" question... it's a window into the person's soul.



Truthfully, the takeaway for me is that you believe humans have souls.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-20, 14:56

tGreenWay wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:I'm a big fan of the "what's the last song you listened to and why" question... it's a window into the person's soul.



Truthfully, the takeaway for me is that you believe humans have souls.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by CheesySpartan on 2016-06-20, 15:38

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
Turtleneck wrote:This sounds really cool. Anybody know the expected release date? Could any of tSwill writers score an interview with Maya Washington?
as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

Don't wear your UM shirt this time!...

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-20, 15:43

CheesySpartan wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:as a Staff Writer and sideline reporter, I'll see what I can do.

what sorts of questions should I ask??

Don't wear your UM shirt this time!...


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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Turtleneck on 2016-06-20, 15:46

Make sure you ask several questions about Harbaugh.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-20, 15:51

Turtleneck wrote:Make sure you ask several questions about Harbaugh.
first rule of interviewing - know your audience.

And I would never want to let MSU fans down.

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Re: Maya Washington Movie

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-08, 20:39

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