50th anniversary of desegregation in Alcoa shows how far society has come

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ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) -- As former Hall students watch their grandchildren play little league football for Alcoa, they talk about how much society has changed in a half-century.

2018 marks 50 years since desegregation of schools in Blount County.

Alcoa High School honored the milestone by wearing blue jerseys during Friday night's football game.

Hall School was a historically black school in Alcoa, which closed its doors in 1968, following integration. Hall's mascot was the Blue Devils.

Alcoa recognized former Hall students at Friday night's football game, a 63-0 win over Northview Academy.