Dunbar High School
Segregation, the separation of races, included a series of laws starting around 1865 dictating black and minority lives. It went from not being able to learn in the same school to not being able to use the same public toilet. During this era of segregated education in Kentucky, Dunbar High School became one of the leading academic institutions for black students in the state. Named for the famed black poet, Dunbar provided a quality education to its students and served as a center of attention for the black community of Lexington, Kentucky.
As for sports, the school would dominate across football and basketball. Under the reigns of Legendary Coach S.T. Roach, the original Dunbar basketball team made six state tournament appearances between 1957-1967. This Glory Road Heritage Series Game today is significant today because Central was the all-black school in Louisville, Kentucky and Dunbar was the all-black school in Lexington, Kentucky. This game allows for the two schools, who experienced the same struggles back then, to experience an integrated world today, while having fun through the game of basketball!