Coach Huey P. Turner, Bethune High School, Shreveport, LA

Coach Turner began his teaching and coaching careers at Princeton High in Princeton, Louisiana.  He continued his coaching and teaching careers at the following schools:  C. H. Irion High School in Benton, Louisiana, Herndon High School in Belcher, Louisiana, Bethune Jr.- Sr. High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, and concluded his career at Midway Jr. High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

AAA Football Champions in Louisiana

Football was part of the fabric of the African American high school experience. There were three divisions in the LIALO classifications of schools, A, AA and AAA, based upon school population. The AAA was the largest school classification and much of the attention was directed toward their exploits. The History section of Significant Notes presents the AAA victors and and the Runner-ups with the scores of their competitions.

Coach Wilbur H. Flanagan, Charles H, Brown High School, Springhill, LA

Coach Wilbur Flanagan: The Tiger A tiger does not change its stripes, however, no one said a tiger never changes its colors. Coach Flanagan performed as a blue and white tiger at DeSoto High School, a black and gold tiger at Grambling State University and a blue and white tiger at Charles H. Brown High School. All of these tigers were fierce competitors and champions by their deeds. Regardless of their colors, the stripes remained and the legacy did not change. Finally, Grrrrr! Let’s listen to Coach Flanagan.

Jesse B. Bilberry, the Student, The Principal

Principal Jesse Bilberry was a student at Union Parish Training School who realized a very successful career as an administrator at Tensas Rosenwald High School. He idolized his father and followed in his footsteps as a principal. In a two-part interview series, Principal Bilberry discusses his life, his path toward molding the character and the intellect of young African Americans who became productive citizens of the United States. These former students regularly meet in various cities throughout the United States as alumni of Tensas Rosenwald High School. This proud tradition is exemplary of gratitude to a legendary figure in their lives, Principal Jessie Bilberry.

The Student
The Principal