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Victory Courts:

The Story of Coach Hughes and the

PVIL I.M. Terrell Panthers









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Robin L. Hughes at Smashwords









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Prologue



I refer to this biographical work as a screen-book because when I first started taking notes about my father’s story I knew right away it would make a great movie.

So I picked up a screenwriter’s book, bugged a colleague of mine who is a great film artist, and started to write. I appreciate the standards and styles of great screenwriting and wouldn’t dare claim to be an expert in the profession. While I may not pay close attention to the traditional conventions of screenwriting, I do pay attention to character development, scene, and context. So this screen-book looks a little bookish and a little screen-playish at the same time. That was done on purpose.

I hope the manner in which I’ve written this book allows you to place yourself in each moment, envision the context, and get to know each of the characters. I also hope a smart and eager filmmaker will choose to make this story into a film, and this book will provide a helpful foundation for such a project.

My father is a great storyteller and has lived and chronicled a plethora of narratives about living in Sapulpa, Oklahoma; growing up with his brother, Wardy; and playing and coaching the game he loves, basketball. What has always made those stories most interesting to me, however, is his disposition. Although quiet, he is also often thoughtfully subversive and at times has been quite revolutionary regarding his penchant for social justice and equity.

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