"The Greatest Untold Sports Story"
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Usher, a world pop star, invited Mr. Tim (Coach T) Thompson to be a guest speaker to youths from 6 different countries. The conference consisted of 145 youths. Mr. Thompson gave an inspirational story about The Locker Room story. There was also a panel that Mr. Thompson spoke on, alongside, Kelley Osborne or ETV, Victor Davis-All Pro tight end with The San Francisco 49ers and Michael Strahan of The New York Giants. The youths really enjoyed The Locker Room story about Memphis’ Melrose High School. The kids had to come up with a code name for Tim Thompson. By unanimous decision they voted to call Mr. Thompson, Coach Carter.
The Locker Room Author & Inspirational Speaker. Tim Thompson has been invited as a special guest of Steve Harvey for the World Premiere of his new talk show in Chicago, IL @ the NBC Studios on September 04, 2012.
Against the ropes, Against all odds! We made It!
It was game day at Melrose in Orange Mound Tennessee and the buses were running
late so I told the coaches we are going to walk. I had all the players to assemble in The Locker Room. I told the players we were going to show the Orange Mound community how much we loved them and
appreciated them. It was time to exemplify that we are not afraid of the violence, crime, or drugs, in the communities. By walking, we were sending a message of love. I told them in 1890 Orange Mound
was built on pride and dignity for all mankind. Coach Raymond Walker was coaching at Melrose and he would always sing Negro spiritual songs.
While we were walking, I told coach to sing the spiritual song, “We Ready”. He started singing and an elderly lady came outside and began to cry telling the players what we were doing was a beautiful reminder to her of the good old days. The kids started running up to the players shaking their hands singing alone with them. People were coming from everywhere and it was a miracle to see. The gangs and Memphis drug dealers were singing along and showing respect to our community. The Melrose pride walk was so historic because it showed togetherness, pride and that we still carried the beliefs of our forefathers who built the Orange Mound community on those same principles.
The Melrose pride walk received city, state and national attention. The walk draws thousands on a Friday night in Orange Mound. I thank God for His vision and blessings and for also keeping the spirit of our forefathers alive.
This tradition should be implemented in every school, every neighborhood. Click on picture below for Melrose High Shool history.