Anthony Goodson, a native of Sulphur Springs, has released a documentary entitled Because Of You that chronicles the story of the first eight African-American students to be integrated into the Sulphur Springs Independent School District in 1965. Goodson, who now lives in Garland, Texas is also the host of the podcast “ReBrandUs“. Goodson’s podcast is a faith-based conversation of current topics and challenges in today’s world.
Anthony’s father, Tony Goodson, was one of the first eight students to be integrated as he entered his sophmore year. Because Of You, tells Tony’s story, as well as the other seven students that chose to integrate that year. More followed in subsequent years until SSISD became fully integrated.
To see the full documentary and hear the stories of these first eight students, click on the YouTube link below: