A tribute to the Oakland Raiders and Al Davis. There was a time in American history when the older folks sat in a rocking chair on the front porch and told the history of the family, the city, the state and nation. Some of them also told stories of the last minute victories of the Oakland Raiders. It was called Oral History, and some American colleges actually built programs, teaching the technique of interviewing that older generation to record the history for the younger generation. I took part in such an Oral History project in Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas. My generation knew very little about former slaves in Texas and there was a project to educate us so that we would not be a shallow generation. As we learned more about the accomplishments of the past, we humbled ourselves, and we re ...
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