Jack Yates High School’s Theater Arts Department played host to iconic actress and Yates alumna Phylicia Rashad. Yates Theater students, led by Theater Teacher Margo Hickman, performed for Rashad and other attendees before she addressed the formidable crowd. Rashad not only gave powerful advice on school, the arts and avoiding gun violence, she warmly offered one-on-one conversations with several students, and enjoyed an impromptu reunion with her former JY classmates on hand. Attendees included Yates Principal Kenneth Davis, Tracy Gatewood, HISD Trustee Jolanda Jones, Carl Davis, Lewis Carraway, Andrew Allen Jr., City Councilwoman Amanda Edwards, Chase Taylor, Jalissa Broussard, and many more