In 1963, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago broke racial barriers and changed college basketball forever. Now, nearly 60 years later, this legendary team is reexamined by Loyola basketball player and co-captain Lucas Williamson. Woven together with archival footage and modern day interviews, this captivating story continues to provide inspiration in the fight for equality.
Following the screening, join us for a panel discussion with director of The Loyola Project Patrick Creadon and former University of Cincinnati basketball player and Olympic Gold Medalist George Wilson on race, sports and competing for equality.
The Freedom Film Series is a new partnership between LADD and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. This series will feature at least four films this year, addressing issues of systemic injustice, inviting the audience into dialogue with the issues presented in the films during conversations with filmmakers, content matter experts and activists following the screenings.