Phylicia Rashad Visits Yates HS

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Photography by Vicky Pink - Iconic actress Phylicia Rashad returned to Houston to visit her alma mater, Jack Yates Senior High School. Rashad visited Yates’ theater arts department where she viewed a production by students on gun violence. After the performance, Rashad gave the students some acting tips and spoke with students on education, the arts and gun violence. She also encouraged the students to lift their voices about the destruction of their school. Many gifts were bestowed to Rashad from several in attendance. Some in attendance were Yates Principal Kenneth Davis, Theater teacher Margo Hickman, HISD Trustee Jolanda Jones, Carl Davis, City Councilwoman Amanda Edwards, Lewis Carraway, Chase Taylor, and Andrew Allen Jr.