"A Milestone in Oklahoma History? Capitol Hill vs. Douglass 1955`" was first aired on Sunday August 19th 2012. Our Guest was Dick Soergel, Retired Banker; and Russell Perry, Entertainment Entrepreneur.
Our topics included:
- As you look back over the years, was this game a milestone in Oklahoma City history and did it aide in bringing about desegregation.
- Russell's thoughts on how he felt as a sophomore starting quarterback going to Capitol Hill and playing this game.
- Dick's thoughts on how he felt as a senior quarterback having the opportunity to play in this game.
- If either realized at the time this game's significance.
- What Russell remembers most about this experience.
- Number of parents/supporters that traveled with the team to Capitol Hill to watch the game.
- Dick's most vivid memory of this event.
- Russell's report card on the State of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City school system for its desegregation efforts.
- Problems with desegregation that are still with us.
- Dick continued to compete at the highest level for a number of years after and including a stint in pro-football and how what he experienced in this game helped him/hurt him in his subsequent life experiences.
- Final thoughts about this event in 1955.