Remember the Titans is a film based on true events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. Two groups of people were forced together by the desegregation of T.C Williams High School. Despite the indefinite integration of the black and white students, the town was still living in a racially divided society. African American football coach Herman Boone’s arrival to T.C Williams further complicated things. In an attempt to tranquilize the escalating racial tensions he was given the head coaching position in hopes to placate the African /American community. This action by the school board resulted in the demotion of the schools seasoned, Hall of Fame nominee; Bill Yoast (Caucasian). Coach Boone suggests to Yoast that he stay on as assistant head coach. Boone tells Yoast “I think it would go a long way to smooth things over” Yoast initially refuses but is humbled when his team communicates their plan to boycott the school if he can’t be their coach. What follows is a series of racially driven conflicts and it’s up to Boone to get them to see beyond race and work towards a common goal as a united team as they leave for football camp. Boone’s leadership throughout camp never waivers. He uses a series of skills to motivate the team and inspire the minds of his players. …show more content…
There are many ways in which group dynamics resonate in this film. Group work can foster connections and provide an opportunity /for group members to feel bonded. The Titans football team is a task group; the ultimate role of the group is to have the players come together as one unit. However, there are critical group dynamics that threaten the team’s ability to function properly. The external pressures significantly affect the formation of the team. Personal identity and complex interpersonal interactions result in a highly charged environment and a tense group
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As a child Davis started playing football and started making headlines as a young man. Scouts started lining up to talk to Davis during his senior year of high school. Coach Schwartzwalder and former player, Jim Brown went to Davis’s hometown to recruit him to play for Syracuse. As the documentary continues the audience gets the understanding that racism is present in colleges. Not very many college have allowed black players to play for their team no matter how much potential that individual has and what they will bring to the team.
The Tennessee Titans are a professional football team in the National Football League. The Titans were first known as the Oilers and played in Houston until they moved to Tennessee and got renamed to the Titans after Greek mythology. While they were known as the Oilers, they played in the AFL, which was a separate league from the NFL. The Oilers won their first AFL championship in 1960 and the merge between NFL and AFL happened in 1970. They kept the name as the Oilers for two years while they were in Tennessee then they moved from a temporary home to there long term home in Nashville, Tennessee.
With a successful season, the Titans win the state semifinals championship (Yakin 2000). Over the season with many conflicts, hardships, and discrimination, the players came together as a team and as a result they got much success in their season. With Coach Boone and Yoast’s determination, they made the Titans not only a great team but a family as well despite their different cultures and skin color. The T.C. Williams High School Titans had an undefeated season and won the state championships (Yakin 2000). The Titans won every game of their 1971 season.
Courage exists even in the midst of fear, but one cannot allow it to circumvent him or her from doing what is impartial and unbiased. Consequently, the warm and heart-stopping motion picture “Remember the Titans” depicts so eloquently the sacrifices one has to make to rear up firmly in support of their most cherished, morally sound views, and for some it initiates him or her to examine whether their principles are worth preserving. Thus, this delightful tale of tremendous victory against unprecedented probabilities is an excellent reminder that valor is a virtue that overpowers paralyzing fear. T.C. Williams, a recently integrated secondary school, successfully merged two high school football teams into one team, which became a persevering
1992 a movie was produced, Remember the Titans. This emotional film took place in 1971 when there was a big dispute between blacks and whites. Remember the titans is a special film about a major event involving all Americans. Coach Boone is faced with a task to get his mixed race football team to get along and learn respect for one another. Can he accomplish this goal without losing valuable team mates.
In the beginning of the movie “Remember the Titans” many black people are outside in the streets rioting, because a white store owner killed a black teenager. This act caused many black people to be furious, this shows that there are many racial tension around the high school. In T.C. Williams high school Herman Boone who is the black coach, coaching the offensive side of the team, was made fun many times due to his nickname. Coach Coon which is his nickname is an insulting word for a black person. During training in the football camp Gerry who is the leader of the white athletes became very close friend to Julius who is the leader of the black athletes.
Teamwork Theory: Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development is suitable for this project because it recognizes the need of team’s creation and addresses the complexity related to forming groups. He suggests that the functionality of a team is
The Civil Rights Movement was a very important part of American history in the time span of 1954 to 1968. The Civil Rights Movement displayed how the African Americans fought against the tremendous alienation that they had faced for centuries. Remember the Titans is a heartwarming story of how, after the strife of The Civil Rights Movement, both blacks and whites came together to form a football team and defeat discrimination between each other. The Titans, led by their team captain Garry, recovered their broken community from racism, to which strongly afflicted them. Garry was a good and fair captain for the team because he judged based on the ability to play football and not skin, he was very loyal to his teammates, and he had perseverance.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”--Ambrose Redmoon Consequently, the soul stirring and heart wrenching motion picture of “Remember the Titans” depicts so eloquently the sacrifices one has to make to stand up firmly in support of their most cherished, morally sound beliefs, and for some it causes him or her to examine whether their beliefs are worth preserving. Thus, this tale of tremendous victory against overwhelming odds is an excellent reminder that valor is a virtue that overpowers paralyzing fear. Because of integration, T.C. Williams successfully merged two high school football teams into one team, which became an unstoppable force in Alexandria, Virginia in the 1970’s in the midst of prevalent social unrest. Nevertheless, the personal struggles of Coach Yoates and Gary Bertier are extraordinary illustrations of the prized possessions one may lose standing up for internal beliefs, which are loss of popularity, loss of economic livelihood, and ultimately loss of existence.
Have you ever felt like you don't belong even though it's where you are supposed to be? In the film Remember the Titans the director Boaz Yakin’s shows how the football team felt that same way. Yakins showed how they got over it throughout coming together to build a community, through unity, acceptance, and through self-fulfillment. When the titans built their sense of community all the team players showed a different side to the other teammates, as the team was becoming more accepted and the team started to feel self-fulfilled. With the Titans working on coming together during training camp a sense of community is already being established as the team must find a way to work together.
Though Remember the Titans contains a heartfelt and genuine message, the movie sacrifices historical accuracy to portray it. Training at Gettysburg, as depicted in the film, was rife with racial tensions and conflicts. Players regularly got into brawls, unofficially segregated lunch tables, and refused to communicate with players of another race. Julius and Gerry 's fight is a prominent example, escalating to the full-on brawl between the team. However, despite the intensity of the player 's prejudice portrayed in the movie, real life tells a different story.
On page 6 Barnlund says “What seems most critical is to find ways of gaining entrance into the assumptive world of another culture” (1970) In my opinion this shows the overall outcome of the movie Remember the Titians. In the beginning of the movie when the schools are first integrated and are forced to be an integrated football team, the team members were not happy… and what made it worse was the fact that they had an African American coach. They were sent away to camp to learn to work with one another, and by the end they ended up over coming racial issues that they had. They found ways to gain entrance into the world of another
The desire to win in leadership sets a context where true beneficial aspects and lessons are learnt and taught. The lessons cover ethical principles and aspects of responsibility, respect, caring, fairness, and trustworthiness. These styles are based on the film Remember the Titans.’ The backdrop in the film presents itself in football and racism which are the aspects that clash with the leadership styles. Coach Herman Boone’s leadership styles manifest themselves based on his upbringing which provides a tough exterior.
The film “remember the Titans” is directed by Boaz Yakin. This film is based on a true story of the explosive events that took place in Alexandria, Virginia. In April of 1971, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling that ended all state-imposed separation in public schools. The European American head coach of the Titans is replaced by an African American coach, Herman Boone from North Carolina. Problems begin when players of different races are forced to play together on the same football team.
1. Stages in group development: An understanding of the characteristics of groups and how it plays out in the different group development stages 1.1 Introduction: Group development and characteristics Susan Wheelan (2005a, p. 13) proposed a "unified" and "integrated" model of group development, built on Tuckman 's model of group development. This model comprises of the following five stages: Dependency and Inclusion, Counterdependency and Fight, Trust and Structure, Work, and Termination (Snyman, 2015, p. 33). Snyman (2015, pp. 28