McLendon not only changed the way basketball was played but who could play it as well. Studying under James Naismith, John McLendon would become the most innovative coach in the history of basketball and in doing so would eventually integrate the college game. Following three consecutive national championships, his career would lead him to become the first professional black Coach. Quietly he became one of the most successful coaches of our time, changing the way the game would be played forever leaving us with his legacy; the Fast Break.
Legends of the Road offers a comprehensive, inspiring look at a bicycle road trip from Seattle to Kansas City, Mo, by Thomsen and a select group of students from Seattle and Victoria BC. that drew attention to a forgotten piece of African American and American history. In 2000, “Legends of the Road” tour commemorated the 100th anniversary of barnstorming.
STEP documents the senior year of a girls’ high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore. As each one tries to become the first in their families to attend college, the girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest in the troubled city.
PRISON FIGHTERS: 5 Rounds To Freedom explores a controversial practice in Thailand’s criminal justice system where inmates can earn their freedom by winning a series of Muay Thai fights. Can violent men redeem themselves through violent acts?
What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting multiethnic autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. As they vie for state and national championships, what happens next alters the course of the boys’ lives. “Swim Team” chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.