Glory Road Premiere

A story about the first all-black team to win the NCAA basketball championship.

Posted: 04/17/2013 03:11 PM EDT
Filed Under BET Star Cinema

(Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)

Glory Road tells the story of the 1966 Texas Western Basketball team, the first team to win the NCAA Tournament with an all-Black line up. When a white coach comes to an underfunded school with both Black and white players, he gives the Black palyers playing time and freedom and eventually starts an all-Black team.

The team struggles with violence and vandalism from racists but manage to keep their dignity through all the pressure and the spot light. Derek Luke stars as one of the players and Tatyana Ali plays his girlfriend. Tune in Sunday May 19th at 5:30P/4:30C.

 

 

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