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Friday, October 27 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace

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(USA, 96 min)

Writer: Rich Gentile, Eli Spielman, Bruce Johnson
Director: Rich Gentile

Whenever the phrase “breaking the color line” is used, there’s a temptation to invoke Jackie Robinson’s story. However, Perry Wallace, the first black college athlete in the Southeast Conference, was a mere teenager who stood all alone at center court in such hotbeds of rabid racism as Starkville, Mississippi and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, Triumph is not a sports film as much as it is a unique window into America’s civil rights movement that chronicles Perry Wallace’s evolution from a reluctant pioneer in the final throes of the Jim Crow era to a determined game-changer.


Friday October 27, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Rollins Theatre presented by Sprint