MAN:Once you go
into the skate world,it’s a world of its own.You don’t know what to expect.
You hear the bass,you step out on the floor
and just let it go.♪ (HIP HOP MUSIC PLAYS) ♪ MAN:
As you go across the country,you’ll find if it’s a really
thriving rink,it’s because they have
a really strong African American
skate community. It was a place
where the streets–everybody met up.MAN 2:
Everything was underground
at some point in time.MAN:When jazz first came out,
everybody was like,“Okay, wait a minute,
I don’t know what’s going on.”You don’t understand
the culture, you push it away.♪ (MUSIC FADES) ♪ The owner told us that they’re
not gonna renew our lease. This is the pattern.Our skate community,
it’s suffering.What we gon’ do now?
Where we gon’ go? Black folks. They think you get
a lot of them together, -it’s gonna be trouble.
-(SIREN WAILING) Sheriff’s already out here. WOMAN:And they harassed us
the whole time we were there.MAN 3:We gotta keep fighting.This is my history.
This is my culture.Whatever the situation,
we’re gonna roll.♪ (HIP HOP MUSIC INTENSIFIES) ♪ -♪ (MUSIC CONCLUDES) ♪
-(ROLLER SKATES GRIND)