Film Screening: Glory Road
- Friday, August 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater (4th Floor)
In 1966, coach Dan Haskins guided the Texas Western University basketball team to the NCAA national title game against powerhouse Kentucky. Texas Western — today known as UTEP — featured the first all-black starting lineup for a college team in the national championship. The team was widely ridiculed and faced unimaginable odds, yet still managed to change the course of American history. This film screening of Glory Road introduces the 2014-2015 Common Experience theme, "Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration." A short discussion of the theme and the Common Reading book will take place prior to the movie.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited to approximately 375; arrive early to ensure seating.
- Common Reading Program
- Common Experience
- Academic, Entertainment, Sports
- Faculty, General Interest, Staff, Undergraduate Students